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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4.5
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
This beer is a masterpiece! It pours a brilliant glowing amber with thick rocky head. Aroma is mildly muted but caramel apples and noble hops are shining through. The flavor melange gushes forth with aspects of melons, caramel, lemony hops. Lingering bitterness. Just spectacular! Many thanks to DarkElf - this is a great beer.

4.5
ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This is one of the best amber ales I’ve had. Malty, caramelly base with some subtle citrus and other spicings. Sessionable.

4.5
slsenior (62) - - NOV 24, 2013
Maybe the best amber ale that I have had; maybe a jib above Full Sail. Nice complex but smooth taste with a little bite.

4.4
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Nice radiant amber color with a creamy white head. Scents of citrus, pine and notes of honey. Not overbearing and just pleasant enough fits this aroma profile. Balanced flavor of hops with the smooth malt flavor nicley blended . Great character as it ends a little sweet and fruity. This beer just makes you wanting for more. Very appetizing and quaffable. The quest for the perfect amber ale just may end here.

4.4
Stuntgibbon (2) - , California, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
A subdued, lightly foamy head atop a classic looking amber/brown pour. A touch more citrus or even a tiny bit more sour than your average amber beer. Aroma isn’t very strong, but does smell good when you get close to it. A very smooth and flavorful amber, without quite as much as malty sweetness as others in the category. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A fine balance. Highly recommended amber, and another fine ale from Ballast Point.

4.4
Mystery_Tramp (30) - 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

4.4
Lore (2989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2016
beautiful appearance of clear amber colour and huge creamy yellowish-beige-ish head; aroma of grape, bread, oatmeal biscuit with dried fruits, some grapefruit, floral-honey notes and maybe some peach notes; taste is the same with walnut notes; just simply amazing beer!

4.4
tsd08460 (1279) - 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


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