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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (586) - - AUG 18, 2015
Dark amber with thick creamy head. Toffee malt aroma. Big, thick mouthfeel taste with a good hit of citrus & piney hops balanced with full bodied malt. A rich beer especially considering the ABV. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Draft at The Answer, thanks to Spies for the sample. Poured a clear medium amber, decent head. Aroma of caramel accented malts and light citrus hops. Flavor a match. Certainly not as bland as a lot of Ambers, but coming from Ballast Point I had hoped for a bit more hop assertiveness. But not a bad beer. Just wanted more oomph.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015
Âmbar avermelhado, boa formação de espuma (bege) e média retenção. Aroma de dulçor caramelo, malte bastante presente, inicialmente prazeroso, mas ficou um pouco metálico e resinal com o aumento da temperatura, até certo ponto desagradável quando agitado. É no paladar que aparece o amargor, de leve/média intensidade, dulçor leve caramelo, notas amadeiradas. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste perde um pouco do amargor inicial, mas mantém uma boa combinação de malte/amadeirado/lúpulo/caramelo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (711) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clearish rusty amber with a mostly lasting white foamy head. Aroma of red fruits, pine, caramel, woody. Taste is woody, grassy, caramel, strawberry. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1589) - ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
Can sample at Beer&Beyond shop. Clear amber with a beige head. Smell of honey, caramel, piney and herbal hops. Grainy malt flavors, a bit piney and grassy, nice fruity bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth texture.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (1344) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle sample at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Slightly hazy copper with small beige head. Sweetish aroma, notes of milk chocolate, caramel and biscuit, a bit spicy. Sweetish flavor with notes of caramel, medium hoppy bitterness, some citrus (lemon) notes, soapy. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2015
Normalw amministrazione. Odore di caramello don piccooo ritorno di pompelmo e mandarino. In bocca caramello leggermente dolce, a tratti toffeee un filo dinfrutta rossa e finsle amarognolo erbaceo. Leggerissima di corpo, watery ma non slegata, è una buona bevuta

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from brewdog online. Copper red with small white head. Aroma is rich with malts and honey and fruity with grapefruit. Taste is sweet and bitter. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (958) - Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 Great reddish brown appearance, with a healthy foamy head. A very solid floral aroma. The taste is bread, floral hops, grapefruit and a touch of yeast. A little dry at the end, but smooth. Somewhat hoppy, yet refreshing. Good beer, but the yeasty Earthiness doesn’t give this one much "replay value".

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1340) - - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee and a bit of brown sugar. Pours amber colored with a thin tan head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with rich caramel malt sweetness with some toffee malt as well. Finishes quite smooth with the brown sugary sweetness overwhelming a slight hoppiness at the end. Very well made amber.


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