Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Caldera Ashland Amber Ale

Caldera Ashland Amber Ale
5.6% ABV
Caldera Brewing Company, Ashland, OR
12 oz can
Served in Duvel tulip glass
No date on can
Reviewed on 5/21/13 

This amber ale pours a hazy golden amber color with a decent off-white head that has good retention.  Moderate lacing.

Smell consists of malt, hops, grapefruit, herbal notes, sugar, slight caramel.

Taste consists of some sugary maltiness, mild hops, grapefruit, citrus, floral, herbal, touch of spice, breadiness.

Mouthfeel is dry with a touch of bitterness on the palate.  A touch thin.

Overall, a fairly decent tasting amber ale that has a good dry, malty, and somewhat hoppy profile of flavors.  It comes across as a touch thin and a touch flat at times, but it's still a decent if not exceptional offering overall.  After a few tastes, the flavor gets a bit muddled in the middle.  It would be interesting to taste this one fresh.

My score: 86

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