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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3.5
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 A very good ESB, firm sweet malt backbone, nice but not overwhelming bitter finish and extremely smooth.

3.5
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Bottle: Pours a medium amber color with a bright white head. Aroma is excellent. Mainly sweet fruit with some light metallic notes, but in an unpleasant manner. Flavor is sweet, maybe a little overly so, but still a really good beer. Body is medium and relatively smooth.

3.5
Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2004
22oz bombers-pours a deep copper hue with nice tan head-darker than usuall head for an amber ale. Light carbonation for this style, but still plenty to go around. malts give a toasty aroma, with slight smoke notes as it warmed. hops are dry and piney (cascade/chinook). Very well balanced! Finish is woody and dry. A very tasty amber if you can find it!

3.5
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
I had this at a tasting at Bevmo It has a nice up front malty flavor followed by a hoppy back end. It’s a very nice brew

3.5
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Pours a dense amber color w/ medium semi creamy froth. Aroma is perfumed citrus and carameled malt. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Citrus rind upfront w/ a moderate malty backbone. Grapefruit and mild caramel are the primary flavors. Big citrus bittering on the finish. Overall: this is a big amber, nothing mellow here. Highly recommended.

3.5
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a big beige head. The aroma is malty, fruity, citrus and hoppy and so is the taste, very nise. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Good Amber.

3.5
bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Aroma of malt, citrus and a bit of vanilla. Seems floral. Copper color with a vigorous beige head. Starts a bit thin, with malt quickly followed by citrus hop. Somewhat creamy. The citrus accompanies the malt through the finish. Really nice ESB.

3.5
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2007
nice clear copper color with a small head. Nice floral hoppy aroma and flavor. Easy drinking with a easy citrus and spice finish

3.5
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
One of the better one’s I sampled on my trip to San Diego. Poured a robust amber color with good head. Strong aroma and taste. Very hoppy with strong flavor of roasted malts. A good choice.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a big creamy light tan head and amber/copper color. Aroma is nice grapefruit hops-slight bitter, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is nice grapefruit hops, secondary medium malt-caramel, roasty. OK/mild carbonation.


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