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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
Very nice copper colored ale, it has a complex malt & hop flavor and aroma. I believe it is one of the better amber’s on the market and will surely buy it again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3136) - 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 (1523) - 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 (6287) - 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 (3468) - 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 (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Acquired from hayduke, thanks Ron! It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was malty with some roasted notes and caramel. The taste was somewhat sweet with some bready notes and it finished very smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
65cl bottle from Beers Of Europe shared with Steve.Amber pour with medium sized white head which faded quite quickly.Caramel aroma with some hints of citrus.Taste of caramel malt with a little hop at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steverus0 (147) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Could just be my love for ambers, but the nose on this organic amber is distinctly rich, offering up abundant caramel. This amber does not have huge depth, but presents well and bears the hallmarks of refreshing clean flavor to be expected of the variety. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Thin copper pour, what head? Very muted malt nose. Sweet on the tongue. Very light body, thin malt taste through the middle. Where are the hops? Slight bitterness at the end (carbonation or hops, I cannot really tell).

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4104) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
650ml bomber pours a pale amber color with a good sized white head that fades quickly leaving very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with grassy notes and mild citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some grassy hop bitterness and a cider-like finish. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. As far as ambers go, I have had many better than this one. Not Recommended.


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