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RATINGS: 798   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, 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle at EBF 2008. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, liquorice and hops with notes of pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Bottle. Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Aroma of toffee, dusty grain like, good solid hoppy feel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and mild dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor well balanced. Mild bitter dry finish with a malty touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours a clear reddish amber color with a medium, fluffy, tan head. Nice aroma of earthy malt, carame, some fruityness and a shy hops presence. The hops is more vigorous in the mouth, providing a floral, citrusy flavor, and the earthy malt, caramel and fruits are also there, there’s mild bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is gentle. This is a fairly interesting amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at EBF - white labs. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, resin, nutty, sweetness, nice bitterness, herring, nice malty body, cookie, bisquit, roasted. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Sample at EBF Copenhagen. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, malt and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle from Canal’s in Lawrenceville. Nearly clear rich copper supporting a small but sturdy light khaki head. With eyes closed you might mistake the aroma for that of an IPA because of the piney notes. Lots of toffee and caramel with some spicy whte pepper flavors. A little thin. Snappy finish with a brisk hoppy kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12074) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours a nice, red amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has pine, caramel and cauliflower (?). Pretty dry, okay mouthfeel. Flavour starts off sweet, and has a long, bitter, dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle at EBF: Pours golden amber with a white head. Lots of chewy malts. Caramel & buiscuit. Medium & smooth body. Nice amber!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle @ EBF 2008. Amber body with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, some caramel, peaches and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and a citrus fruity bitterness, exactly like the aroma. Nice, refreshing balanced, quaffable and almost to nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Clear amber of color with a small beige head. An aroma with notes of caramel, hops and grapefruit. A flavor quite malty, grapefruits and hops. Nice one.

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