RATINGS: 811   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours amber brown, slight haze, nice creamy head. Earthy hops in the nose mixed with grain, and caramel. Full flavors, spicy hops and grain come together perfectly, aggressive, finish with a sweet bread, hoppy afterbite. Perfect amber


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (840) - - JAN 14, 2017
A delicious, rich ESB with notes of Madeira, fruitcake and dried fruit. Good bitter finish with earthy, woody hints. Highly drinkable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2342) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Tap, The Session Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Copper amber. Metallic caramel aroma. Sweet. Some spice. Medium finsih.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4018) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap at 40 Brews. It poured a amber color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel malts, fruit and citrus hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel malts, fruits and hops. Decent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nasty_woman (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2016 does not count
This is the perfect amber beer. If you were ever a fan of the temporary Rubberneck Red by Martin House Brewery. then youre going to love this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Ballast Points California Amber is a very good example of, well, the California Amber. This is a more hopped up version of a favorite American style. Sexy pour. Copper-amber color with a long-lasting tan head. Some caramel malt and piney Northwestern American hop aromas. Toffee, fruit, nut, and earthy hop flavors. Medium-bodied. Despite the extra hops, the finish is quick and clean. While it is a West Coast ale, I feel like a lot of folks could drink this without a problem. A great beer for a long drinking session.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Josip. Pours amber with medium off-white head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Malty, some light caramel, bit nutty. Easy drinkable. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (2035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Calico. Draft. Dark red body, bit uneven light brown head. Aroma of malts, dark bread. The taste is fresh, with nice butter and sweet notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, caramel, mild floral nose, light fruits, herbs, decent enough amber.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (959) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville VA Aroma: caramel, floral, dark fruits Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
Bottled @ Babajan. Deep ruby amber, creamy dense head, good lacing. Sweet malty and resinous aroma, butterscotch, rye bread and grains. Soft carbonated, smooth and mid-dry mouthfeel. Earthy and resinous taste, caramel, woody, dank and leafy. Crisp finish with pleasant pine bitterness.


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