Ambear Red Ale | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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3.62/5
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136 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#35,752
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
136
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 63
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, day 12 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly off-white head, which leaves some nicely layered cloud form lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, dry maple syrup, mild citrus and pine hops, a hint of dark orchard stone fruit, and further earthy, floral hop esters. The taste is more gritty biscuity, bready caramel malt, a hollow metallic flintiness, orange, grapefruit, and dry lemon fruit, some very soft astringent woody notes, a nod toward some bar-top nuts, and very tame earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are quite sedate after a wee initial outburst, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, a certain mineral character reducing things a bit there. It finishes mostly dry, the fruitiness and bitter hoppiness holding tight.

Not a particularly interesting version of an already banal style, as the hops display bitterness, sure, but no real character beyond that. Drinkable, I guess, but after this one, I'm glad there's something else waiting for me tomorrow morning.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of krussader
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an Imperial glass, date code L0613.

Appearance: Brilliant dark copper with a finger of off white head.

Aroma: Slight citrus and pine from hops with a blend of dark pitted fruit from English malts.

Taste: Slight chocolate-caramel with a crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Moderate with a medium carbonation.

Overall: A classic West coast-style red, enough malt to keep the beer rounded but enough hops to be very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 341 mL bottle into a conical pint glass.

A medium-dark (medium-light?) auburn, with a 2-finger head that settled rather quickly (about a minute or two). Auburn or copper, kind of the same colour as maple syrup, you might say.

The head smelled rather fruity, almost like a hand soap, to be honest. Not really in a bad way.

Taste is surprisingly light. More of the same fruitiness in the taste. There's a taste in here that reminds me a bit of the taste of lipstick. The lightness of the flavour makes me feel like this is the kind of beer you can easily chillax with, paired with some simple food.

You can see bubbles rising to the head for quite some time. Significant carbonation. Although the top of the head is disappearing, the bottom keeps rebuilding. Sort of a 7 millimeter "head" staying for quite some time as a result.

Overall, an interesting take on American Amber/Red. Probably not something I'd buy again (I prefer other reds), but this is an okay beer.

(Updated (improved) my ratings after a second try of this beer.)

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle #5 of 6 in the LCBO Ontario craft brewer's taster's pack. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Auburn color with slight ruby hues. 1 plus fingers of white head that dissipates moderately. Very clear with effervescent bubbles.

Smell - Caramel, maple syrup like smells. Grains and light grassy notes as well. pretty good. Hop aromas kicks in after a few whiffs and mostly on the back end. Hops aromas is a pine / citrus mixture.

Taste - Quite similar to the taste, slight oakiness undertone. Nice mixture of malts such as caramel and maple syrup and molasses and the earthy hop bite. Right level of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth but a bit thin, but retains a moderate body and full flavor while retaining its thirst quenching feel. Medium carbonation.

Overall - One of my favorites from any of the Southern Ontario brewers, as this one has balance, good flavor and easy drinkability. Two thumbs up.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - It's...wait for it...auburn coloured. That's honestly probably the best way to describe it though. It's a clear red-brown colour, with about two fingers of off white head which dissipates slowly leaving behing an epic amount of lacing .

Smell - Toasty malts, some sweet toffee and not a whole lot else.

Taste - A decent hop presence up front. Which lingers until the end. Not expecting that much bitterness from the nose, but its quite good. The toffee and malt flavours dominate.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, and moderately creamy. Carbonation is about average, and makes for a crisp enough finish.

Overall - 3.5/5

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Ambear Red Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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