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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named in honor of one of the best Big Wave Surfing areas in the world, and the man who first surfed it, Jeff Clark. Mavericks is a robust American amber ale with rich malt and fresh hops in perfect balance. Full bodied and refreshing! Our signature brew

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3.5
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
On tap at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is wood, caramel, stale herbs, something floral like from my grandma’s house (despite that sounding terrible, I actually enjoyed the aroma). Taste moves to bitter / vegetal wood pretty quickly. Didn’t get a great malt balance but again, enjoyed the strange aroma.

2.7
77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2016
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark amber orange, little white head. Nose is sweet industrial woody herbal syrup, oddly sticky, unpleasant with low pine resin. Taste is weird plaster, dough, industrial woody syrup,… Feels processed almost. Not a fun, unpleasant industrial-like syrup affair.

3.3
RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Cellar Door Four Oaks via Sarkynortherner cheers Martin; clear amber pour with a creamy light tan, aroma has dark fruits, autumn leaves and caramel, taste has toffee, dark fruits, a bit nutty.

3.4
SarkyNorthener (4621) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from cellar door, four oaks. Dark amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts, dry hop and toffee. Taste is toffee, red leaf, malts and some spice. Decent.

3
Garrold (5273) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bomber. Tall Boys, Leeds. As Mavericks Amber Ale. Hazy, reddy amber. Good covering of lasting, off white head. Nose has light toffee malts. Some berry fruit. Some earthy nuttiness. Taste is light dry. Light sweet. Foamy mouthfeel. Light dry finish. Probably well past it’s prime, and just about OK as a result.

3.2
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft. Copper beer with a tan head. Malt and light citrus aroma. Light cocoa and light caramel flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Light cocoa and light citrus linger.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Low malty, light earthy aroma. Caramel, light roast flavor with some lemony citrus hops. Medium body. LIngering citrus hops and caramel. No infection like others have mentioned. Bottle lists alcohol at 4.8%.

3.2
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap, pour is amber, taste is coffee, nose is toffee, malty taste, overall a decent amber.

3.4
growler_guy (8) - - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
Very enjoyable beer. Smooth not bitter, hops not overwhelming, very balanced amber ale.

3.5
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee, caramel and grass notes. The flavor is full of toffee, caramel, graham cracker, honey and cocoa. Overall it is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, pine, and orange. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, light roasted malt, and citrus with a dry bitter finish.


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