RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Harkening back to old world brewing styles, Cable Car handcrafts each and every small batch. This Amber Ale is 100% all-malt brewed in the Marzen Style. Rich and malty, it’s balanced with mild hop and smooth flavor. Enjoy the ride!

Note: Moved in 2008 from City Brewery to Genesee in Rochester, NY. Changed over time from a 5.7% beer to a 4.5% beer with honey added.

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2.5
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber color with a two finger head that abruptly reduces to a thin film. Scarce lacing. Mild malt aroma. Flavor is pretty mild as well. Clean and easy drinking but the depth of flavor and thin mouthfeel leave something to be desired.

2.7
User134089 (1644) - - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 with hardly any film on the sides. As the beer went on down, the lacing just about dissipated, but the film stayed on the sides. Was a light, honey color. First smell was pure alcohol and it was a heavy odor. That went away quick to mainly honey and a slight hint of grains. Initial taste was honey, followed by a small amount of malts. Simple taste. Not a bad feel. Smooth, refreshing and an easy drink, unlike some ambers I’ve tried lately. Average carbonation. It was my first beer of a 10-pack variety and it was so-so. Smooth and refreshing, but not much else.

2.1
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pours a crystal clear amber color with a thin white head, no lacing, and good carbonation. Smells like a lager, corn, barley, grass, etc..Suprise it tastes a lot like it smells. There’s a hint of malt in there somewhere muted in the background. Easy to drink, super boring.

2.7
bb (9890) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light toast aroma. Malt and light grain flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and grain linger with light grass.

2.4
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a very light orange color with a thin head. Caramel, molasses and dust in the aroma. Sweet and cloying amber malts are just about all I get out of this one. Very little hop bitterness. Finish is sweet and mildly grassy/vegetal. Thin and quite boring. Not terrible though, considering its source.

2.7
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
12oz bottle 3/3/11 Batch 00014 (Whole Foods Naperville)-52° in English Pint-Pours a light amber with a big loose slightly off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt and caramel. This medium bodied brew is not bad. I was expecting worse.

1
DConn007 (22) - - FEB 24, 2011
Pours a light apple juice color with a large head that fades quickly. There is a faint note of caramel that excites, but does not follow through. Very smooth from start to finish without bitterness, and with very little flavor to go along with it.

2.5
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Clear gold/orange with a modest white head and little lace. Thin aromas of grassy hops and caramel. Flavor follows, couched in a thin watery mouthfeel with modest carbonation and a bland finish. But it’s priced right.

0.5
thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Poured into a 12oz. glass. Aroma is funky, maybe caramel. Appearance is copper, with zero head. Taste is disgusting. Carmel, sweet, and a cereal/ cardboard flavor is overwhelming. I’m trying to finish the review, but this is a really bad beer. Palate is average carbonation, and medium bodied. Overall Cable Car beers are never the best, but this is horrible, the first beer I couldn’t finish to give a rating. Not even worth the .5 default rating. Maybe they should use born on dates on the bottle, could have something to do with it...

1.9
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
10-Sep-10 (12-oz bottle: BevMo in Solana Beach, CA) Though labeled as "Batch 00014" to give the impression of small batch brewing, it’s marketing rubbish. Inside the bottle, what we really have is mass-produced swill pawned off on the public as "craft beer." The flavor is caramely and sugary, honey-sweet with a heavy dose of cardboard thrown in for good measure, but not a trace of hops anywhere. The cardboard is even more prominent in the aroma, while the sugary sweet caramel and cotton candy are apparent when swirled vigorously. And the cardboard flavor and aroma gets stronger as the beer warms up. Medium-bodied on the palate, but without any hop bitterness, the sweet maltiness fades into a stale, heavy pastiness coating the mouth. Carbonation is moderate. Bright-amber color in the glass with excellent clarity and a frothy, off-white head when poured, though the retention is only average as the head fades to a wide ring fairly quickly. Luckily, this is a sample bottle because if I had actually bought a six-pack of this, I’d be pretty upset. Pretty awful "craft beer."


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