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

Drake's Amber AleDrake's Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%


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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tizride

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-17-2012 20:54:56 | More by tizride
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Mikeb8

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-03-2014 04:44:56 | More by Mikeb8
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-16-2014 23:42:03 | More by Texasfan549
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
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

02-13-2014 04:23:40 | More by Gavage
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2014 02:09:34 | More by danwho
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-25-2013 20:18:48 | More by spark3148857
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Topher78

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-07-2013 22:47:41 | More by Topher78
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rojocorsa

California

4/5  rDev +5%

09-29-2013 19:11:05 | More by rojocorsa
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-25-2013 20:32:03 | More by Beermazter310
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dvsbizzyb

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-11-2013 05:54:08 | More by dvsbizzyb
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California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-28-2013 17:19:42 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-24-2013 16:57:13 | More by Bubbles
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-17-2013 21:10:44 | More by mc4z
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-03-2013 01:24:28 | More by sevenshubby
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2013 00:36:27 | More by ejimhof
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Nage37

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-20-2013 02:27:32 | More by Nage37
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OoReFLuXoO

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2013 00:17:05 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A burnt copper/orange. Head is off-white and small. Drops to an almost non-existent cap with a small creamy collar.

Smell: Sweet bready malts. Some caramel malt sweetness. A hint of toffee and some grassy notes. Sweet. Some hints of citrus with a nice clean yeast profile. So much biscuit dough. Cooked and caramelized malts. A bit of roasty and toasty malts.

Taste: Some slight hints of citrus hopping,. A bit of pith. Sweet caramelized malts. Some caramel and toffee with a ton of undercooked biscuit dough. Lightly toasted. Pretty mellow. Warming drops the sweetness a touch. Clean yeast profile, but still present.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to slightly above average carbonation. Medium body. Clean, very clean.

Overall: From this beer dinosaurs are made.

Good. Bready and easy drinking. Not much going on, but that's cool.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 20:02:25 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Kansas

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California

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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-22-2012 20:31:55 | More by t0rin0
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Drake's Amber Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.