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Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale - World Brews

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Cable Car Small Batch Amber AleCable Car Small Batch Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
67
poor

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Drew966 on 09-11-2007)
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Reviews by jadpsu:
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchases this at a Wynn-Dixie in the Villages, Fla. Poured in a Pilsner glass, it has a light golden color with a one finger head that did not last 30 seconds.
Smell includes malts,minimum hops,some sweetness, grain and pine nuts. Mouthfeel is far more bodied than I would expect from a beer that loses its head so quickly.
The falvor/taste provides some of the nutty sweetness in the smell.
Outside of the disappointing head retention and appearance of a urine sample instead of beer everything else was quite positive.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 01:27:55 | More by jadpsu
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Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. Ono more in a relative cavalcade of style over substance brews brought to we unlucky souls in Alberta by the collectively, and respectively not so good folks at Liquor Depot, Prestige Importers, and eventually, Genesee Brewing.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few thin streaks of bridge-like lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds into the ether.

It smells of musty caramel malt, semi-sweet orchard fruit, a bit of overripe black berries, and some mildly funky earthy, leafy hops. The taste is grainy caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, bland earthy fruitiness - peaches and apples, mostly - and dead-eyed (anthropomorphized, apparently) leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite neutered, and barely noticeable, the body a so-so medium weight, and too pithy and cloying to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the grainy caramel malt still buoyed by a stale fruitiness, as the hops seem to be truly absent by this point, replaced by a small, finally evolved plastic twinge.

I'm not really getting that unpleasant from the get-go impression that its colleagues seem to engender, so colour me surprised, a little, I suppose, but its overall essence still gives me an increasingly case of the willies. 'Worthy', if truly only there's really nothing else on offer to make me change my mind.

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kp29

Arizona

2/5  rDev -26.7%

02-02-2013 04:31:29 | More by kp29
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +64.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Arizona

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4.5/5  rDev +64.8%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

04-06-2012 14:28:33 | More by livingtodie
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Louisiana

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Bottle into a small glass.

Appearance - dark gold. Definitely nice to look at...

Smell - Smells light. Reminds me of cheaper beers I buy, like Corona or Bud Light.

Taste - ...A bit of malt. Thats about it. Dissipates FAST. Leaves a with a slightly bitter taste.

Mouthfeel - A little thick.

Overall - ...I have no idea how you screw up a beer, but if I was to direct anyone to a really flavorless brew, this would be the textbook example. If the only positive I can give is "It looks pretty", one really should reevaluate their drink.

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California

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: This beer stands true to the amber color. It was a nice amber color. It had not head and was very flat.

Smell: Sweet caramel flavors, with a vanilla overtone.

Taste: Diet Soda. This has a strange taste to it. I would categorize this as a diet beer. It doesn't taste like a real beer. At first taste, it is very sweet, but not a natural sugar taste, more of a aspartame taste to it. Someone forgot to add hops to this beer. It is very light with no balance of hops.

Mouth feel: This beer has the consistency of water. There isn't any body to it.

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Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale from World Brews
67 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.