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:
62
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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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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Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MJ63
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
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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Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

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

Photo of DenisKolkin
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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Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of williamv0123
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of WeizenMike
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
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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Photo of chadmbogo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of HATS4BATS
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of timiskin
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tomdavistoronto
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of AddyCanuck
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of sbarre
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An "old standard" of mine from years ago that I haven't revisited in some time with the new wealth of Ontario craft brewers. Saw a single at the LCBO and decided to take a trip down memory lane for BA rating purposes!

Pours a beautiful clear amber with minimal head, no lacing. Believe this bottle has less carbonation than normal. Malt-forward aroma of caramelized and roasted grains. These initially sweet flavours meld into a nicely bitter finish, with lots of toffee and breadiness in a well-rounded body. More depth than I expected and that finish lingers...

An excellent "transition beer" for anyone newly into the world of beer with flavour. A good example of roasted and toasted malted barley potential without being too threatening to a macro “red” drinker.

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Photo of Vyronian
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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