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A crisp, refreshing amber. Simplicity is the key to this recipe.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal
Hops: Cascade, Galena
Original gravity: 1.054

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeLovesYou (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2010 does not count
Great foam, great color, spicy/slighty floral after taste. The mid and after taste is strong while the front is smooth. A perfect beer if I ever tasted one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toddk1963 (3) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
Crisp cascade hop flavor is perfectly balanced with soft malt sweetness. Not overly malty like many northwest ambers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - APR 26, 2012
On tap at hot mama’s in Eugene Oregon. Appearance is of the standard affair. Nothing too outstanding here but quite beautiful nonetheless. The taste is quite impressive. Kind of has a nutty almost hemp-like backbone with a floral background and an earthy "smell of autumn" crispness. Pretty complex for an Amber. Easy to drink and super pleasant mouth feel. Ambers are one of my least favorite styles but I’d get this one again. Comparable to African Amber by Mac and Jacks.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Smell is nice very fresh cascade hops, sweet caramel smelling malt. Nice head, medium retention, very creamy. Taste is well balanced with sweet malt and hops, there are some dusty flavors in there which give it some depth. Very well balanced and quite surprising for such a simple recipe. Well Done. This style of beer will always score well with me. Drinkability 4/5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 PINT - Dublin’s Pub, Beaverton, OR. A really great amber ale - malty and sweet. A simple blend of natural, simple flavors - in the same vein as Mac and Jacks African Amber, just missing something - Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1437) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
Aroma: Smells tropical fruits and citric dittos, sweet caramel.
Appearance: The beer is almost clear dark amber, a quickly settling off-white head, little lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Starts with sweet toffee and brown bread, then mango and orange marmalade, bitter grapefruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, medium sized bubbles, a bit fizzy and oily, a smooth dry finish.
Overall: Not bad at all, somewhere between amber and IPA.
Note: Can 330 ml, bought in Reston, VA Reviewed 2012-04-10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3791) - - NOV 8, 2013
Can. Murky amber color. Malty, toasty, burnt toffee aroma. Earthy, toffee, floral hop flavors. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3482) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Can at home Pours clear amber, good white head . Smell is bitter, caramel malts . Silky mouthfeel . Taste is bitter, bit hoparoma, nice , intense enough yet elegant maltyness ( typical amber maltyness ) Perfect carbonation. Bitter in the back . Very nice, very balanced . Grainy aftertaste .

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