RATINGS: 821   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, 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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larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Poured from 12 oz., beautiful amber color with medium light tan head. malty nose with a hint of sweetness. Great taste, the hops come through with a light fruity sweetness. This is a medium bodied beer that is very satisfying.

3.8
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle pours a deep cloudy amber beer with a beige head. Scent is sweet malts and hoppy. Taste is sweet malts balanced well with the hops and some nuts with a light bitter finish. Finally, an amber I like!

3.4
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Nice malty aroma. Some caramel and a touch of hops. Light, crisp and balanced. Flavor is similar, well made and easy drinking.

3.7
DialSquare (5130) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
6 pack bottles from Charleston Beer Exchange over 4th of July weekend. Deep orange pour with a bubbly medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, bread and earthy hops. Tastes are along those lines with a rich malt and caramel backbone - bread, citrus, licorice and pine. Nice spike of carbonation in the bitter ashy finish. Ambers aren’t typically my thing, but this is definitely interesting - enjoyed it more as I went through the six pack.

3.9
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2010
A: Pours ruby red with a small beige head. S: Smells of hops and pine. T: Quite malty with hops on the finish. P: Very smooth on the palate - carbonation well balanced.

3.4
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Amber pour with qa big beige head. Aroma is caramel malt./ Taste is caramel, little peppery, hops. Dry finish, nice lacing.

3.5
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
Very hoppy. Caramel and toffee taste to it. Drank from a taster. Amber in color. Somewhat clear.

4.2
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Poured from a twelve ounce into a tulip, she’s a moderately hazy brown brew, with a large two-inch khaki head with a long life and moderately dense lacing. Aroma is malty sweet caramel with some toastiness. The hop aroma is overall subdued, but generally resinous until the head falls, when light spiciness is evident. One swig and it’s obvious that she’s a deeply malty brew: Like caramel and toffee poured over granola. The hop taste is very low (some citrusy spiciness), though the bitterness is mild in the middle and moderate in the finish. It’s all well masked by the malt. She doesn’t weigh too much on the palate, but I’d say a couple notches below thin syrup--about moderate body. An impressive amber ale, not for hopheads (for flavor or aroma), but a well balanced malty-bitter ratio for the style, tending towards malty. Mmm, caramel in beer form.

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-orange color with a huge orange-beige head. The aroma was nutty and sour malts with some fruity hops and a vegetal bock like note. The flavor was sour, tangy, bitter and dryish with light vague fruits and sour nutty malts. Long finish. Medium body. Eh.

3.4
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pour is amberish in color. Low-bodied malt hops in nose and taste. A little extra caramel in the nose. Rated 8/25/08


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