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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle at Three Beers. Caramel, bread, hay, nuts and some spices. Moderate sweetness and mild to moderate bitterness. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (299) - BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2015
Cor âmbar com tons acobreados é um brilho delicado; espuma bege cremosa entremeada por bolhas maiores de média formação e baixa persistência com lacing regular/bom. Aroma de caramelo, pudim e cítrico (toranja); um equilíbrio perfeito entre o malte e o lúpulo. Sabor inicial de caramelo com meio levemente amadeirado e final amargo/cítrico, tudo em perfeito equilíbrio; retrogosto aveludado, com leve madeira e leve amargor. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Alta drinkability. As novas amber/brown ales adicionadas de uma carga maior de lúpulos têm me agradado muito. Uma fusão perfeita entre uma cerveja de caráter predominantemente maltada com outra predominante lupulada (pale ale inglesa + IPA americana); outro exemplar de resultado muito agradável: "Prima Pode" da cervejaria brasileira "urbana".

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3956) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head.,Aroma of caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt and light hay aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet nutty toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Medium body. A nice, easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and apple pie. Flavour of honey, roasted malt and wood. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Low on hops. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dlihcsnatas (609) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Hazy dark amber with small fast fading head. Smells of caramel malts with an acidic note. Flavor is caramel, citrus, and herbs. Itís an OK ale but sure not worth the higher price. Not going to be getting this one again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Aroma of malt and a hint of hops. Amber color with a lasting thin white well laced head. A subdued taste of malt and hops with a medium body and a mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7560) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Amber with a white head. Kind of soft with grapefruit, caramel and malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. An ok one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4026) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4154) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
355ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours a reddish amber with off-white head. Overly syrupy and malty for an amber. Like other Ballast beers Iíve tried recently this definitely needs to be toned down a bit. Hard to finish.


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