Ambear Red Ale | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Auburn Ale is our most awarded beer. Deliciously complex, this West Coast style ale uses an abundance of citrus, aromatic American hops. Named after its unique rich colour, this beer offers a full body that evokes a multitude of different flavors. Watch for the generous hop aroma, smooth maltiness, followed by a deep smooth, perfect compliment for red meat, fish or a spicy food.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
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Photo of Cramshawbar
1.36/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am not going to mince words here. This (so called) beer is absolute garbage. It lacks any style, tastes like dirty water, in the mold (mold, how apropos) of Rickard's Dark.
Certainly one of the worst beverages I have tried and most of it went down the drain.

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Photo of BIGGIE101
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Old school Ontario small brewery beer. It really more a porter in flavour and cream ale in body and also differs from the original with less hoppy character. Gateway beer

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Photo of NeilW
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased as a 473 ml can from the LCBO, served well chilled in a pint glass.

This beer is enticing from the pour - a deep mahogany red in the glass with a tan head. The initial aroma I detected was actually of red berries – but this dissipated quite quickly and turned to malt, and grain.

On the pallet this beer was not a typical red ale for me with flavours of chocolate, espresso, and sweet maltiness. Well balanced hops made this quite an enjoyable pour.

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Photo of binno
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squeezyq
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of al_al1357
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanzk
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akdo
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: The beer has an unfiltered dark brown body of nearly 17 SRM. It produces a two-finger white head which dies quickly.

SMELL: Low presence of hops and a little bit of malt on the nose. The malt doesn't smell like fruits.

TASTE: The beer's malt tastes like caramel while the hops have an earthy, grainy and bready taste. They both support each other in that you don't taste the malt while you're feeling the hops and vice versa.

Feel: The beer has a medium-bodied feel because of the bitterness. Although the finish is crisp and a little bit dry, the beer is easy to drink. There's no carbonation and astringency.

Overall: I would have loved to see a better head retention from this beer. Other than that, I loved the balance and simplicity of a beer.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under the $3.00 mark or so. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out within a minute or two. Medium gold colour and filtered clear.

S- Malt and caramel. Roasty good

T- Roasted malt, caramel and sugar. Hops to be found but not in abundance. Has a touch of a metallic taste at the end and that brings this otherwise wonderful brew down a touch.

M- Dry and tart.

O- Nice blend. Will buy again once in a blue moon as a change. Like their mixed 6pks so imagine I'll get this one again one day

Food Pairing

This pretty good little brew went well with........ Collared greens fried after blanching with pine nuts, gorgonzola cheese and a touch heavy cream. Sprig of thyme and rosemary to simmer.

Enjoy

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Photo of waterbuffalo
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious amber beer with nice finish. Carmel notes and medium hop.

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monticristo23
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikemands
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ambear Red Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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