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RATINGS: 783   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle...great example of a style I don’t like much. Red color very appealing. Nice texture of bitterness and maltiness. Special and reminds me of something I drank a long time ago but can’t remember what it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Nice amber color and a creamy head. Big malt notes in the nose. Caramel, earth, and a bit of hops come through in the aroma. Medium carbonation with a richer mouthfeel. Palate tends to follow the nose with the dominate taste being roasted malt and caramel, but there is also a pleasing hop bitterness in the back. Finishes very clean, with only a hint of lingering bitterness. A good, well balanced amber that is worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Reddish color with a tan head that lasts through the glass. Smell is very malty, a little bit of roast coming through as well. This beer tastes weird, if its really cold it isnt good. As it warms up it gets progressively better. Very heavy malt presence completely dominates this one. Little to no hops. Very highly carbonated. Not really much of a session beer. I could drink it, but I prefer bells Amber to this. Interesting to try though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours dark reddish amber, malty, caramel, hops, citrus, little fruity, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
It is beautiful, red amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and light spruce. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt, hint of licorice, citrus and other fruits. The finish is dry and has a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2943) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2009
Flaske. Mørk ravfarvet øl. Kraftig maltduft med et strejf af humle. Smagen er igen domineret af den kraftige malt, men humlen bakker den godt op. Ikke min type øl men bestemt vellavet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Mmmm. Pours very nicely. Dark amber with a whitish head. The flavor is very rich but not overpowering. Palate is really nice, goes down so smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a light red, coppery color with a thick off white head. Nose is carmel malt with some light dry hop notes and a little dirt. Palate is medium and sticky with a bitter, stingy finish. Flavor is full caramel malt with some light hop notes and a hint of sweetness. Quite dry and actually leaves the mouth fairly sticky and filmy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen
Hazy amber color, ordinary head. Good caramel and hop aroma; the body is thinner than expected, but still with a quite good hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Marsiblursi. Reddish/amber colour with a beige head. Aroma: Sweet and toasty malt, caramel, jam, earth, nuts, a bit spicy. Taste: Tosted/nutty malt, frutiness, caramel, oranges, light hoppiness.

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