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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

danipp, Yesterday at 04:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

willjschmidt, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bramsigman, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mac8113, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

B_B, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

TheSixthRing, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Dcbelkot, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

blindmike, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Joe_Mahma, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Abe_Froman, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

evbro, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Mikeb8, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 16, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Gavage, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

danwho, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

spark3148857, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Topher78, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rojocorsa, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Beermazter310, Sep 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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Drake's Amber Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.