ilovedarkbeer (2408) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to ericandersnavy. Nose is burnt driftwood, caramel, and beach. Taste is spicy pine needles, bread, burnt toast, and gingerbread.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caldera Brewing Company--Ashland Amber--Oregon Brewed Amber Ale--2009 12 oz. Micro Can. 5.40% ABV on Can--40 IBU’s.? (4.25 / 5.0) 5.6% ABV on Web Page. Light sediment. Thin mild lace off white head. Pretty clear bright rich amber color. Toasted fruit malt floral hop front. Earthy cloying crusty mild sweet toasted caramel fruit doughy body. Smooth cloying malty eartthy mild hop spice clean end. Nice. Sampled 8/18/2009. 6-Pack $10.99.
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can thanks to ericandersnavy. deep amber with a cream head. thick caramel, sweet malts and not much else on the nose. smooth on the palate, thick sticky caramel and thick malts in the finish.
thirdeye11 (5746) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz can thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear copper with nice bubbles. Nose of sweet bread, orange marmalade, and citrus hops. Taste of bread, faded hops, bready, citrus with some oils in the finish. Nicely carbonated with a mild bitter finish. Caldera makes a typically boring style better than average.
Mora2000 (5927) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this can.
The beer pours a nice orange color with a white head. The aroma is sweet malt along with some nice orange citrus hops. The flavor is toffee and bready malt along with some light hop bitterness and orange hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty good beer, but it smells better than it tastes.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, toffee and light fruit. Taste of tangy malt, grains and toffee.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a white head that fades over and amber orange body. Aroma has a lot of caramel, a bit of tea and faded hops. Taste is caramel, sweet (too much crystal), tea and a hint of berries. Creamy carbonation.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a deep dark copper amber color. Rich in appearance for an amber. Absolutely loved the nose of this beer. It had a lot going on. There was certainly a malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, and toast, but it was light and pleasant. Hop presence was more earthy than I usually get. Blended in really well. Great presence of dried fruits, raisins, apricots, nuts, trail mix. Soft and subtle at times, but bold in the right areas. Best amber that I’ve had in awhile.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Can: Aroma of malt, Earth, light caramel, slight brown sugar, and a hint of floral hops. Poured amber in color with a huge, creamy, dense, fluffy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. A few tiny particles. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, Earth, slight hops, and a hint of brown sugar. Medium body. Lightly chalky, slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Caramel, malt, and Earth finish is lightly chalky and slightly dry.
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a can at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. This brew is a clear amber-orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and has a moderate hops presence too. Medium body with a roasted malt character and floral hops and citrus flavors. The finish is sweet and malty and lingers a bit. Decent overall.