RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Just came across this here on base in the UK. I may be slighted in my opinion but it is nice to have a taste of home right now. Great amber color, big hop aroma and a sweet, malty finish. Big on the biscuit flavors and fruity all around. So glad to have some in my house right now!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2339) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Tap, The Session Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Copper amber. Metallic caramel aroma. Sweet. Some spice. Medium finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4017) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1652) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3036) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (2033) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (952) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2283) - 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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