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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Bright red amber with a very short-lived off white head. Fruity slightly tart hops with some faint medicinal notes. Bitter but sugary. Faint card. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Served cold from tap at brewery. Amber ale, described by the bartender as unlike any other amber she’s ever consumed. Full-bodied, nice caramel malt notes and a bit spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle from The Green Room. Pours copper and -- wait, it was a pool hall. I drank it out of the damn bottle. I’m sure it was amber or copper or whatever and had a nice little head. Smells like a hoppy amber. Quite sweet malt profile, and a slightly syrupy palate. Very bitter. Not bad, but certainly not my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle at home from my GBBF haul ... copper ... sweet toffee resiny hops ,.. sweet fruity hop ... light toffee ... little vegatable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Nice amber color with a smell of malts. Tastes malty, cereal, delicious and not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel was very creamy and my favorite part about the beer. For some reason I was expecting this beer to be hoppier. I would probably buy sixers of this if it were available. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-30-2007 05:53:49

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle from GBBF 09. Russet clear, lasting deep beige head. Some US hop aroma. Bit of boiled cabbage/vegetal on aroma. Ok amber in the mouth, some decent stony malt. Finish has some toffee and some more vegetal notes and some hop. Overall not that good, the vegetal notes put me off

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On cask dry hopped with Willamete. Hazy cask pour. Amber hue. foamy tan head like brown milk, beautiful. Aroma of light herbal hops and toffee. Taste is caramel, light hops and fruit. Cask mouthfeel, super creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Brought a bottle down from home to share with my brother at our other brother’s wedding. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2009
treacle and hop resin aroma with a hint of citrus. Pillowy head. Rich wholemeal toast and honey malt, smooth mouthfeel, toffee and caramel with a balencing bitterness. Lingering malt, bu dry, finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2009
Tasty, malty beer. Really nice toffee notes. Little hop presence other than balancing bitterness, though there is some spicyness in the finish. A well tasty pint indeed.

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