RATINGS: 815   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2140) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark, hazy amber. Good taste of caramel and citrus.The hops show up in the end. A well done amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8284) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 26 Sep 2009) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of orange, caramel and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with toasty grain, orange and spicy, slightly piney hops in the finish. Generous bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness and a solid malt structure. Well balanced and tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Tasted at World Beer Festival in Duham NC - poured an amber color with a decent head - aroma of malt, toffee, and a note of hops. Taste is malty with toffee and caramel and light hops. Pretty tasty amber ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5115) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Wow - some decent hops on this amber... yet, there is something lurking below that stinks. Yikes! Milky and buttery. Not a favourite. 6/3/4/2/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear amber. Perfumy hoppy nose. Mid-sweet and medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Lighty caramelly, ever aromatic. Long salty bitterness. Quaffable, tasty amber ale worthy this great brewer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a slightly flocculent orange with a thin head and very light lacing. Very sweet aroma, light hops. Alcohol present in the taste, astringent malt taste - maybe lightly toasted/roasted malt in small quantities - bittering hops. Crisp body, good carb. Quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2009
dark amber pour with a slight offwhite head. Aroma is really quite wonderful, a combination of light cocoa powder and toffee, some breadiness and raisin with a bit of resinous hops. Flavor is a rich medley of caramel malt that jumps out at you and some wonderfully fresh toasted toffee. The addition of a roasted chocolate malt richness can probably be attributed to the big malt bill. Really good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2009
ruby red amber in color with a white head that was some what bubbly. hoppy aroma and could smell all of the ingredients. lacing in the begining and was full bodided. a little citrusy and sweet underneath the bitterness from the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
EBF08. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and light citrus. Flavour is malt, and grape and citrus hop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Sampled at 2009 Bruegala. I was looking forward to trying this highly rated Amber. Poured cloudy dark amber-orange with a small yet frothy off-white head. Giant caramel and toffee nose with some light roast. Moderately sweet flavor, a touch dry with bittersweet chocolate and moderate grain. Very dry finish with notes of pumpernickel bread. Did not disappoint.


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