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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2002
Color of amber, small head. Nice and drinkable. One of those brews that make you fell good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Malty, fruity aroma, faint tea leaves and spices, some hop as well. Bright, clear amber color (almost orange), little to no visible effervescence and a very slight head. Flavor has a good bit of honey-toasted malt sweetness, but also that unmistakable Cascade citrus hop juiciness. Good blend of malt and hop flavors, they both seem to just trade off, endlessly. Even the aftertaste is this way. Pretty good for a warm night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2807) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a redish-amber color with a small white head. Aroma is malty, with nuts, toastedness, citrus hops, floral notes. No complaints - not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle Pours out a dark amber topped with a small sand head. Aroma of rich malts, light nuts, and dusty wood. Taste of bread malts, light sweetness and citrus hop bitterness on the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
bottle. deep yellow pour with a tiny white head.... crisp citrus and light fruit notes over the nose... not much hop presence. German malts as well on the nose... medium body with apricot and other light fruit... crisp clean sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13523) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pour is amberish in color. Low-bodied malt hops in nose and taste. A little extra caramel in the nose. Rated 8/25/08

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Amber pour with qa big beige head. Aroma is caramel malt./ Taste is caramel, little peppery, hops. Dry finish, nice lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Nice malty aroma. Some caramel and a touch of hops. Light, crisp and balanced. Flavor is similar, well made and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle from GBBF ’10. Amber with an off white head. Piney hop aroma. Leaf and nettle in the taste and a suggestion of chocolate. Sharp bitter finish. No surprises here. Quite good.


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