RATINGS: 822   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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3.3
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
It is beautiful, red amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and light spruce. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt, hint of licorice, citrus and other fruits. The finish is dry and has a light bitterness.

3.2
Defreni (3325) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2009
Flaske. Mørk ravfarvet øl. Kraftig maltduft med et strejf af humle. Smagen er igen domineret af den kraftige malt, men humlen bakker den godt op. Ikke min type øl men bestemt vellavet.

3.8
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Mmmm. Pours very nicely. Dark amber with a whitish head. The flavor is very rich but not overpowering. Palate is really nice, goes down so smooth.

3.4
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a light red, coppery color with a thick off white head. Nose is carmel malt with some light dry hop notes and a little dirt. Palate is medium and sticky with a bitter, stingy finish. Flavor is full caramel malt with some light hop notes and a hint of sweetness. Quite dry and actually leaves the mouth fairly sticky and filmy.

3.7
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen
Hazy amber color, ordinary head. Good caramel and hop aroma; the body is thinner than expected, but still with a quite good hopping.

3.4
Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Marsiblursi. Reddish/amber colour with a beige head. Aroma: Sweet and toasty malt, caramel, jam, earth, nuts, a bit spicy. Taste: Tosted/nutty malt, frutiness, caramel, oranges, light hoppiness.

3.9
robertjm (902) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pours a good-looking head. Dies quickly, leaving a foamy coating in the glass. Brown amber body. Nice malty aroma as I’d expect form an amber. Flavor is awesome with lots of malt, with a hops chaser that becomes more pronounced the longer you let it sit on your palate. Body is thin with lots of carbonation. A very nice Amber!

3.5
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger dense cream head with spotty lacing. The nose is floral hops and caramel malt. Taste is citrus hops and sweet caramel malt with some piney hops in the finish. Medium mouth feel. Not outstanding, but not bad and an easy drinker.

3.9
Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Smally but lasting, thickk, creamy off-white haed. Beautiful clear red brown body. Complex fruity fruity spicy hoppy aroma with a bit of choccolate in the background. Mild, smooth and yet tasty apple pear lemon flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness as well as a bit of caramel, creamy mouthfeel, long bittersweet aftertaste and a low carbonation. Impressive results with such a low alcohol percentage.

3.4
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle, $1.75 in CT. Pours “under-ripe” red with an energetic white head. Aroma has soapy, floral bouquet, perhaps a dash of lemon. Flavor was well-balanced, starting out with refreshing hoppy notes, then turning towards maltiness without ever really reaching sweetness. The result is a very drinkable, delicate red.


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