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Cambridge Amber - Cambridge Brewing Company

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29 Reviews

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 91
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 91
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: On tap.

Appearance: Tawny, ruby with a thin lace.

Smell: Malty. Caramel, fruit and clean herbal hop aromas.

Taste: Hoppy upfront with a clean, rind-like bitterness (slightly spicy). Bitty unsweetened chocolate flavour with a fig sweetness, followed by more chocolate. Bitter sweet finish.

Notes: Another classic micro brewed Amber.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap and served in an American Pint tumbler. Tarnished copper with a reddish hue against the light sparkles with brightness and holds a thick tiny bubbled lace on top. Soft and sweet maltiness with a caramel backing in the aroma and flavour. Hop bitterness balances the sweetness well without getting in the way. Creamy and smooth with hints of sweet bread. The finish stays a tad sweet and stays damn drinkable all they way through the pint.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brewerdrew
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Overall a very comfortable beer that is great for bellying up to the bar (as I did) for a session of drinking.

For those who enjoy an relativly well balanced respectable amber ale this is definietly one to try.

It truly represnts this style well. Cheers !!

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Photo of ccurrid
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dmachado
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a few "swigs" from my wife's glass. Nice amber color, not much bite, good malt, just a good drinking beer. It went down good with the food I was drinking. Although I am not an "amber" man, I could certainly drink this again.

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of SixpointJMH
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a good brew, but as ambers go, this ones probably slightly above middle of the road status. it pours a crisp amber colour with a slight head that sort of lingers a bit, but not for long. the smell was more malt than hop and more sweet than earthy. basic but decent overall. flavour was a smooth maltiness with some sweet tomes mixed in here and there and a touch of hop bitterness at the finish. earth flavour is kept to a minimum but is present. not much more to say about this one other than it's decent if your looking for a simple brew. if you want something more daring or flavourful, look elsewhere, as i'm sure the cbc will have something interesting on.

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Photo of StevieW
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper color. Rich creamy beige head. Maltly sweet, carmel aromas. Very inviting beer so far. Nice malty sweet taste is better than expected. Rich creamy feel, I really like this one. Impressed they make have this one everyday for the last 4 years. Medium feel, nice malty sweetness lingers, but doesn't bother me. I would have this one again.

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Photo of cjs61679
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

on cask at Bukowski's Cambridge

What a thick, yeasty-looking head! And it just hangs in there and hangs it there, leaving plenty of spume on the glass. The beer itself is a dark honey color, coppery and translucent, with a glint of gold at the bottom.

After the piney pure hops scent, I could swear it tastes like hashish! Piney, musky, smokey, earthy. But it's very hard to make out the malt in there, just a suggestion at the base.

The main flaw is the thin body. It's almost flat. I wonder if the cask is nearing its end. It's damned easy to drink though, so easy I felt like I had ony had one beer after two and casually ordered a third, even though it's not the most amazing beer I've ever had.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is how I like my ambers. A great example of the style I think. This is a style that can be great but rarely is. I find lots of so-called ambers lacking that defining rich character. This one was plenty flavorful though. Appears a deep dark red color, not really "amber" at all. A nice foamy head rides on top and sticks around for a while. This one is full of malty character with just enough balance of spicy hops. Very doughy, bready, slightly nutty, and sweet. There's a really nicely subtle powdery coco flavor to it. Lots going on, but still a very simple yet pleasing beer. This is one I could sit around a drink all night for sure.

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Photo of MonicaC
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kmo1030
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brown with ruby higlights and a decent tan head. amber?
the aroma is sort of chocolate chip cookie-like, with some grassy hops thrown in. i would say more, but that about sums it up for me.
it has a nice rich malty taste for an amber. it's got a little more balls than many of the ambers i'm used to. roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a nit of diactyl on occasion, and herbal hop bitterness balances. very nice.
medium body with moderate carbonation.
good drinkability, would make a good session beer. i would drink this more at CBC, but there are so many better beers to try. a solid beer though make no mistake.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
2.27/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tasted On-Tap 10/01/05 at the CBC in Cambridge, MA.

Mahogany in color with a light beige ringed head. Unfortunately everything goes downhill after the appearance... a buttery diacetyl aroma and flavor dominates over everything else. Light-medium bodied.

One was too many and this is the one to skip at CBC -- at least the Heather Ale was interesting.... This tastes nothing like described on their website. Bummer.

Per CBC website:
OG: 1.048 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.7%

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Photo of GuidedByBill
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of chris657
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BobsledTM
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Shy5
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%

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Cambridge Amber from Cambridge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.