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Drake's Amber Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mark on 01-30-2003)
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by codfeast:
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codfeast

California

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle to pint.

A: A dark cherry with thin head that disolved to a ring and island, some lacing.

S: Malt, Caramel, toffee, with hints of dried dark fruit, bitter chocolate, and hops.

T: Big malt start, with some dark fruit, and roasted flavors. faint bit of alcohol turns bitter at the end.

M: Pretty high carbination, medium body a long finish that finally turns dry.

O: Big malt flavor and pretty smooth drinking no real hops flavor but dry finish cleans the palate after every sip. A little to much carbination for my taste. All and all a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:51:57 | More by codfeast
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mac8113

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-24-2014 01:34:52 | More by mac8113
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B_B

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-21-2014 07:13:06 | More by B_B
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TheSixthRing

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours clear and has a dark ruby color with a hint of brown. Head is khaki and a holds finger's width with fair retention, giving way to a broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing with little stick.

Smell - Toffee and caramel with touches of chocolate and a light metallic note.

Taste - Follows the nose. Plenty of assertive toffee upfront with very light caramel. Cocoa powder and a touch of roasted malt character comes through mid-taste and into the finish, mixing with a touch of metallic twang in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with sharp, bitey carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - A pretty good beer by Drake's here, something I'd consider buying again if it were on sale, as SN Stout and Anchor Porter are similar in both flavor profile and price, but better overall. Drinks much closer to an American brown or porter than an ESB.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 03:44:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-01-2014 21:43:16 | More by Dcbelkot
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California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-29-2014 16:07:16 | More by LakerLeith
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California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: dark amber in color with a short head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: caramel and some fruit sweetness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, bread, ripe fruits, and a bit of earthiness are the main flavors. The bitterness is soft and takes a back seat here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a mild flavored ale that is a bit tame overall, but it is very easy to consume.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

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Drake's Amber Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.