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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Eel River Brewing Company, brewers of California’s first Certified Organic Ale, proudly brings you our Organic Amber Ale. Unique in flavor and purity, this medium bodied beer has a hoppy bouquet and a distinctive rich taste with a caramel-like sweetness that is balanced with a liberal dose of certified organic Pacific Gems and Hallertau hops, imported from New Zealand. Pure taste, pure ingredients, pure good.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
29th May 2015: on-tap at the Seal Beach Beachwood BBQ outlet and called ’Eel River Amber’ on the board. No mention of ’organic’ or ABV. I assume this is the same beer? Like the name suggests this is an amber coloured brew, mine came with a good, large head. Nice blend of aromas and tastes, leaning towards a pale malty sweetness but with a hop bite in there too. A good start to a mini-session I had that day.

3.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale is not too complex but more of a refreshing brew. Nice dark orange pour with a nice head, but aroma barely detected. Taste is slightly sweet and smooth with a nice tropical fruit note. Finish is clean but kind of a letdown with not residual complexity. Org. Amber Ale is refreshing addition to any meal and a nice session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6931) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
...saying you wouldn’t buy it unless it was on sale is teling too. i fully agree with that. it’s a clean, no frills basic amber ale that’s nothing offensive and nothing worth spending my hard earned coin on."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark red / brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Some trickling lacing slides down the sides of the glass. The smell was a grainy sweet caramel maltiness lightly hopped in a slight bittersweet sort of way. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me with a semi - rolling sweetness over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer I could down again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2928) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park. Red-amber; clear; decent tan head and lacing. Aroma: an appealing mix of sweet baked grains with caramel. Flavor: Follows the aroma; average or low-average intensity. Limited aftertaste. Feel: Faintly prickly medium carbonation. Medium body. O: mild; resembles a Mexican Dark.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
355ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2014. First beer from Eel River was a good one with a deep amber colour and plenty of malt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2018) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
It has the amber color, but not quite the Amber taste. Still, slightly better than average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Sample from a bottle left by the rep at Boulders on Broadway. Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color with a ring for a head. Notes of amber and caramel malts, mixed fruits, leaves, and sugars. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Very plain amber.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle: Pours red-orange with a tall, heavy, vanilla head. Aroma is sweet caramel, butter..... Taste is pretty much the same.....malty, sweet, with a light earthy hopping. Creamy with a bit of a tart tanginess in the end. A little weak-bodied, but still pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Clear amber w/ off white frothy head. Aroma is of butterscotch. Light carbonation and Nice body throughout. Flavor is strong caramel/toffee/butterscotch/vanilla. Nicely balanced hop character. Creamy like palate. Very nice organic brew!


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