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RATINGS: 792   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Thanks to Foolish mortal for this one. The pour is very deep copper/ruby with a 1-finger off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, some toffee, resiny hops, and fruit. The flavor is caramel malty up front, with some toffee, giving way to a firm piney hop presence coupled with citrus. Medium, smooth palate. this just might be the finest amber ale I’ve ever quaffed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Dishwatery, copper color with an ivory head. Grainy malt aroma with some citrusy hop notes. Malt forward but bitter as well. Very British in style with an obvious American hop presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15114) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Light tan head minimal lace suprisingly dark amber Wet woody aroma a Big grainy flavor nice bitter throughout. Toasted sunflower seed Nothing too sweet. Nice tingle on the tongue. Bitter syrup at the end. Very satisfying. Great hardy all around beer One of my new favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Poured a ruby-orange with thick off white head that lingered thru most of the glass and left great lacing. Nose was a pleasnt mix of malty dark fruit, toasted nuts and honey with a hint of hopy citrus fruit. Mouthfeel was full, slightly tingly and almost chewy, and the taste picked up the flavors of the nose perfectly. Rounded off to a long, pleasant finish with a great aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Big, thick, bubbly head when poured into my snifter glass. Has a dark amber color with a big aroma of malts and hops. Has some slight tart notes, but nothing too overpowering. Smooth flavors of hops and malts attack the palate, which make for quite the drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (729) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Reddish brown pour with little head. Sweet aroma. Slightly fruity taste with decent hopping. Malty yet refreshing. Comparable to Rogue Dead Guy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Subtle but nice floral aroma with light caramel in the background. Average size head but quite pillowy. Perfect balance of biscuity malts and clean lemony flavors. My favorite amber to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3050) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerowulf (89) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle into English pint. Smooth malt mouthfeel with a slight hop bitterness, then continue yes to finish smooth. Light lacing. Aroma of raisins. One of the better ambers I’ve had.

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