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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our California Amber takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iansr (10) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Very bitter Amber beer, not my favorite by any means. Would definitely not have again but worth trying ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice hazy orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wolfenkopf (188) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
The aroma is pretty active. It’s like malt and hops, but there’s a sweet fruit note in there, too. Oranges? Apricots? The head leaves much behind on the glass. The brew is a little darker amber than most ambers. The taste is quite alive with hops, orange peels, and grapefruit. Very vibrant and enjoyable. The palate is well treated. The carbonation doesn’t slap you around and the aftertaste is minimal. This is a fantastic session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2246) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Solid amber…or ESB-thing. Murky amber colored. Malt sweetness hits upfront but has a nice sharp bitter finish. Balanced between the two. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (121) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with little head. Malty nose with a slight yeast addition. Strong mouth feel with vibrant malt notes and fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3010) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium caramel malt with some crystal malt as well. moderate hops with light citrus and earthiness. American hopped ESB done up pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (409) - - JAN 31, 2016
Schysst öl med en bra söt maltig smak med lite karamell och en lagom humlebeska. Lagom mängd kolsyra, trevlig och lätt att dricka! Inget som sticker ut utan en välgjord bra öl helt enkelt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (160) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
I’d say the official deScription is spot on. Pours slightly hazy copper, aroma is mild malt to almost nonexistent. Flavor is English ESB up front, a little sweet, rich malty flavor, that progresses into the American hop presence. Mild bitterness and somewhat dry mouthfeel to finish, balanced nicely with the malt. I’ve never had Madeira, so can’t say I noticed hints of that. Very good.


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