RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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, 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2175) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pours a deep amber with a thin white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, florals and touch of dark fruits. Taste is mildly sweet and typical of the style. Medium mouthfeel makes this very drinkable and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
12oz bottle scored via trade. Pours a transparent, copper, reddish amber with a creamy, lightly lacing, slightly off white head. Aroma is very well balanced, malty, biscuits, crackers, oranges, light grapefruit. Very inviting. Flavor is well balanced as well, malty but not overly sweet, oranges, soda bread, crackers, a little lime. Finish has lasting bitterness but is otherwise dry. This is honestly a lesson in brewing balance, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (2048) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
Nice looking amber. Dark red-amber liquid with a foamy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Caramel malt and relatively light hopping for a California Amber with a lot of fruitiness. Apricots and pineapple abound. Its very balanced. I tend to prefer hoppier ambers, but I can still appreciate a balanced, sessionable amber ale. There are some great fruit notes that combine with balanced citric/floral hopping and caramel malt. Good carbonation, full feel for a 5% abv beer. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2010
clear ruby with a nice white head... mild citrus aroma under a layer of semisweet malts in the aroma... a hint of smoke??? mild citrus flavor and some nice malts very drinkable, i dont understand why they describe this as full bodied... medium body at best... not as hoppy as say green flash, but certainly a top notch amber ale... somewhat lively...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2010
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. For an American amber this was quite delicous.... Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Clean yet fresh aroma of caramel, yellow plums and Seville oranges with undertones of resin, mild grapefruit and red berries. Medium-bodied with notes of caramel, resin, flowers and grapefruit. Clean yet solid mouthfeel. Long medium-bitter finish of grass, orange-peels and mild grapefruit on a solid foundation caramel and fudge. As I said, nice American amber, this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billlmiky (20) - , New York, USA - APR 1, 2010
a bottle from the park slope food coop. pretty tasty beer. lots of malt but enough hops to keep it delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1596) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle shared by bruce at SL... Typical amber color. Typical amber taste... I dont know why any brewer wants to even make these beers...Its not that they are bad... they just are boring.... Malty with a slight hop bite. Light to medium body... Dont go out of your way for this beer... Plain Jane

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kromamc (191) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2010
buona amber ale in tipico stile americano... rosso intenso schiuma bianca abbastanza persistente... al naso luppolatura resinosa leggera... al palato bel corpo rotondo malto caramello leggero finale amaro non troppo pronunciato...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1474) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
good body, had a blended malt taste caramel and roast. A little bit of citrus hoppy flavor blended in.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
This is an excellent amber all. Deep red-amber with a lacy, tenacious head. Big fruity esters and candy floss in the nose, biscuity malt and roasty caramel. Taste reminisces on the aroma with fruity, candy and some citrus notes with a warming, balanced finish. Body is that of a bigger beer. Excellent stuff.


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