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RATINGS: 783   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.


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4.1
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1402) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Nice caramel maltiness, bit bready, noticeable hop presence,grapefruit. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Quite simple, but well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (440) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: protams karamelite, skidrais iesals, rozines, mazliet kada plumite. Garsa: nedaudz saldens, sarkana iesla garsa, piladziitis. Tiikams

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1980) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016
beautiful appearance of clear amber colour and huge creamy yellowish-beige-ish head; aroma of grape, bread, oatmeal biscuit with dried fruits, some grapefruit, floral-honey notes and maybe some peach notes; taste is the same with walnut notes; just simply amazing beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
Si presenta nel bicchiere di colore ambrato intenso, con sfumature ramate, si potrebbe altrimenti dire che ha un color ruggine; forma una schiuma spumeggiante color beige / bianco sporco, discretamente persistente, lascia un’allacciatura sottile sul bicchiere. Buona combinazione tra luppolo e malto, note di pino ed erbacee, accompagnate da quelle agrumate; odore di pane, biscotto e grano, nessuna sensazione prevale sulle altre. In bocca si viene attraversati inizialmente dal carattere maltato, con una leggera dolcezza di caramello e miele; questi sapori fanno da base per l’inserimento del luppolo e di leggere note di acidità agrumata, per un buon equilibro. Il pompelmo e le note di luppolo, appianano la dolcezza del malto e contribuiscono a creare un finale piacevole.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
shared asample from bottle, poured a slight hazy dark orange to amber colour with a off head. nose of sweet caramel malts, slight citrus, bread notes, earthy notes, slight fruits, yeasty finish. dry sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (307) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Aroma is slightly grassy/floral. Pours dark amber/mahogany with a very thick, fluffy tan head. Leaves a very long lasting lacing. Sweet malt taste up front, but the end finishes with a hop bitterness. Insure the type of hop(s), but I was getting a slight pine with a bit stronger orange peel flavor in it. Creamy mouthfeel which I think makes the bitterness at the end stand out more (contrast). I very much enjoy this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iansr (10) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Very bitter Amber beer, not my favorite by any means. Would definitely not have again but worth trying ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice hazy orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wolfenkopf (188) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
The aroma is pretty active. It’s like malt and hops, but there’s a sweet fruit note in there, too. Oranges? Apricots? The head leaves much behind on the glass. The brew is a little darker amber than most ambers. The taste is quite alive with hops, orange peels, and grapefruit. Very vibrant and enjoyable. The palate is well treated. The carbonation doesn’t slap you around and the aftertaste is minimal. This is a fantastic session brew.


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