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Certified Organic Amber Ale - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Certified Organic Amber AleCertified Organic Amber Ale

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2003)
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

RoryOMoore, Jan 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Sooch222, Jan 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

Zonian1, Nov 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

hayesjw, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a clear copper color. Bubbles clung in masses to the glass initially. The head settled quickly, but it's easy to see plenty of little bubbles coming up from below. Smell is of malt, caramel and a hint of ripe fruit. Taste is a little more bland with a slight hop bitterness. A little watered down though. Feel is nice a carbonated. Definitely an average brew, but at the $1 price that I bought the bottle, I'm content.

TheRealBigC, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of tmm313
3/5  rDev -6.3%

tmm313, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a slightly murky copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same but slightly watery. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a better smell than taste in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +56.3%

Bacchus, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

ElGato33, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

javi10653, May 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

OPBrewCrew, May 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

tizride, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

TeamUgly, Apr 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +56.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Nage37, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%

A: Pours a hazy amber with a tight whitish head.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, and molasses dominate the nose. There are no hop aromas of which to speak.

T: This ale is almost completely dominated by malty notes of heavy cream, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, molasses, raisin, and prune. A trace of grassy, herbal hop bitterness develops just before the finish, which presents a mixture of grass, caramel, and cream flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat dry, but with weak carbonation. This ale feels watery and insubstantial in the mouth.

O: This is a very mediocre amber ale. Much like Eel River's California Blonde Ale, there really isn't much to this beer. I would probably pass on this ale if it were offered to me again.

mrfrancis, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

ChuckStingray, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
2.8/5  rDev -12.5%

A: Clear amber with half finger of white head. Moderate lacing on glass.

S: Very light wheat scent, pretty underwhelming

T: Light grain, light sweetness with a molasses and slight citrus hoppy finish

M: Medium body, medium carbonation

O: Really underwhelming beer, was hoping for something stronger with the organic ingredients.

williamjbauer, Jan 19, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +11.9%

After a day of drinking at "The Bank" in Wheaton, I come home to find a beautiful Amber in my fridge....in the form of Eel River Amber. The beer pours a very nice cleart amber with virtually no head and no lacing. The smell includes a malt with slight molassis balance. The taste follows the smell and there is a very nice sweet malt base. the Mouthfeel is a medium to light boddy with average carbonation. Overall the beer is taste, but I would not go searching for it.

WoodBrew, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
Certified Organic Amber Ale from Eel River Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.