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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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, its the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a slightly flocculent orange with a thin head and very light lacing. Very sweet aroma, light hops. Alcohol present in the taste, astringent malt taste - maybe lightly toasted/roasted malt in small quantities - bittering hops. Crisp body, good carb. Quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2009
dark amber pour with a slight offwhite head. Aroma is really quite wonderful, a combination of light cocoa powder and toffee, some breadiness and raisin with a bit of resinous hops. Flavor is a rich medley of caramel malt that jumps out at you and some wonderfully fresh toasted toffee. The addition of a roasted chocolate malt richness can probably be attributed to the big malt bill. Really good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2009
ruby red amber in color with a white head that was some what bubbly. hoppy aroma and could smell all of the ingredients. lacing in the begining and was full bodided. a little citrusy and sweet underneath the bitterness from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
EBF08. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and light citrus. Flavour is malt, and grape and citrus hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Sampled at 2009 Bruegala. I was looking forward to trying this highly rated Amber. Poured cloudy dark amber-orange with a small yet frothy off-white head. Giant caramel and toffee nose with some light roast. Moderately sweet flavor, a touch dry with bittersweet chocolate and moderate grain. Very dry finish with notes of pumpernickel bread. Did not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bruegala 2009 sampling - Pours a clear amber color with a small white head that leaves good lacing on top. Aroma is a heavy toffee, toasted, roasted and slightly burn malt note with a nice lemon and floral hops note with a sweet toffee ending. Flavor has a note of chocolate and coca powder with a pronounced caramel sweetness. Med. body with a very creamy texture but finishes pretty dry. Overall one of the better amber ales I have had in my rating history.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Totally solid amber ale. Again, not exactly what I would expect out of San Diego, being a somewhat well balanced beer (compared to say, Levitation, with a higher than usual hop dosage). Another thumbs up from the Point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
I thought this beer was great. Mild body and a smooth brew start to finish. My first taste of Ballast Point, cant wait to try more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a redish-amber color with a small white head. Aroma is malty, with nuts, toastedness, citrus hops, floral notes. No complaints - not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle in the rake. Alround rating: Caramale, caramalt, typical amber ale malty character, bit of pepperyness and fairly drinkable.

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