RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.4
jtclockwork (16443) - , 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

3.6
chadje (209) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours a nice amber/red color with a good tall tan head. Smells of caramel and malt with some hops. Taste is a smooth, pretty good bodied amber ale.

3.8
bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 21, 2010
On Tap. Clear amber with pour with tiny head. Nice citrus hop aroma and balanced taste. Suprisingly low bitterness for hop aroma. Medium body with a short finish.

3.6
Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. A nice amber ale. Pours a clear, light gold honey with a moderate white head. Floral aroma, with some earthy hops and some yeast. Hoppy character in the flavor, more earth - very East Coast IPA-esque. Some malty sweetness makes an appearance in the tail. Mouthfeel is biting and sharp. Modestly bitter finish, some light roastiness. Good.

3.6
Leafs93 (2293) - 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
nimbleprop (8297) - 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
popery (2170) - 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
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
ante (3373) - 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
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.


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