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RATINGS: 794   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17163) - 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 (7916) - 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 (7881) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2956) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Draft at ginger man. It was a light brown. Sessionable. Nice maltiness and some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled@Konttori, Tampere. Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Some lace. Aroma is caramel malts, grass, toffee and some mild spicyness. Flavour is quite much the same. The spicyness is dominating though. Nice wooden and grassy aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Deep amber pour with a thick sticky white head. The aroma is fairly sweet. A touch of earthy/fruity hops and a fairly prominent note of diacetyl. Kind of dirty smelling with a bit of rotting orange peel in there as well. Meh... these guys can do so much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a thick foamy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with a little soapiness and hops. Malty taste with nice hop balance. Beautiful, well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Pours a nice darker amber with tan head sweet citrus aroma very sweet smell ..... sweet malty citrus and caramel taste with a balanced hop bitter finish ... this is an excellent beer very sessionable

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