RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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, its 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nasty_woman (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2016 does not count
This is the perfect amber beer. If you were ever a fan of the temporary Rubberneck Red by Martin House Brewery. then youre going to love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Ballast Points California Amber is a very good example of, well, the California Amber. This is a more hopped up version of a favorite American style. Sexy pour. Copper-amber color with a long-lasting tan head. Some caramel malt and piney Northwestern American hop aromas. Toffee, fruit, nut, and earthy hop flavors. Medium-bodied. Despite the extra hops, the finish is quick and clean. While it is a West Coast ale, I feel like a lot of folks could drink this without a problem. A great beer for a long drinking session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Josip. Pours amber with medium off-white head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Malty, some light caramel, bit nutty. Easy drinkable. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (2219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Calico. Draft. Dark red body, bit uneven light brown head. Aroma of malts, dark bread. The taste is fresh, with nice butter and sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, caramel, mild floral nose, light fruits, herbs, decent enough amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (1101) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville VA Aroma: caramel, floral, dark fruits Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
Bottled @ Babajan. Deep ruby amber, creamy dense head, good lacing. Sweet malty and resinous aroma, butterscotch, rye bread and grains. Soft carbonated, smooth and mid-dry mouthfeel. Earthy and resinous taste, caramel, woody, dank and leafy. Crisp finish with pleasant pine bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (357) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours a clear, light chestnut brown, with a nice fizzy head. Big malt, yeast aroma. Taste is light toasted malt foundation with a light, herbal, spicy hop finish - starts slightly grain sweet, shifts to a dry, faintly peppery hop note, and finishes with a lingering sweet touch to the tongue. Palate is light and refreshing on the tongue, no cloying sweetness. Overall, a top tier amber - a grown-up amber. Beautiful balance of sweet and bitter, while holding to the amber character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Breezy4life (70) - - OCT 15, 2016
Color is red amber. Aroma is malty. Taste follows. Strong malt with hints of spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light but lingers. *12 oz bottle into pint glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4305) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at home, as "Calico Amber Ale". Aroma is bready malt, caramel, resinous hops, biscuit, toffee, soft fruity notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Smooth and refined Amber Ale, it drinks so well, quality stuff.

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