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Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale - World Brews

Cable Car Small Batch Amber AleCable Car Small Batch Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
67
poor

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%


Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
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 wesl56:
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wesl56

Florida

3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

picked up a sixer on sale at winn-dixie - never heard of it and $1 off? ill bite

with a name like "cable car", i was expecting this to be from san francisco, but after reading the label, its apparently from NY - also, the label has the words "small batch" and then a large number that looks as if each bottle has its own number, but to my disappointment, they all have the same number

drank this out of the bottle, didnt think it would be worth dirtying a glass, and it wasnt

taste is kinda all over the place - slightly watered down and more on the malty side... but im not really sure what im tasting

this actually tastes and feels very similar to a yuengling lager... not by any means bad, but feels too watery - if you see it on sale and are a yuengling fan, id say give it a try, but dont expect much

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 02:49:49 | More by wesl56
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3.15/5  rDev +14.5%
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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02-13-2013 03:54:46 | More by biboergosum
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Arizona

2/5  rDev -27.3%

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Louisiana

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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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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djaeon

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Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

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Brewin

California

1.58/5  rDev -42.5%
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.

Overall: If I was given the option of having this beer or a malta goya, I would prefer malt goya. At leasts drinking malta, I would expect a malt flavored soda.

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California

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lacqueredmouse

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1.23/5  rDev -55.3%
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Interesting colour, a burnished, coppery golden hue, almost like very pale yellowish brown. It's oddly difficult to describe. Head is almost non-existent—it dissipates soon after the pour, leaving nothing but the suggestion of bubbling around the edges. Carbonation is weak and large-bubbled. Looks extremely insipid. Even the colour, which is curious, looks unappetising, ultimately.

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An absolute train-wreck of a beer. Cloying but flavourless, sweet where it shouldn't be and utterly undrinkable. This is a disaster in a glass. Stay well away.

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10-18-2011 01:25:29 | More by lacqueredmouse
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mocktm

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Never heard of this brewery before, but its what I found in my girlfriend's fridge, so I'm going to run with it.

Light golden in color, minimal white head that quickly dissipates. Nothing amber about this at all.

Smells of light spice, malt, some tea like aromas and honey.

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Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale from World Brews
67 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.