Celtic Amber | Sacramento Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sacramento Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Oxymoron on 07-06-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged from event I judged.

A - Copper-orange, light head, which dissipates quickly.

S - Smoke, fruit, and malts. Really can't sniff out, which fruit in particular, close to a peach or nectarine though.

T - Fruit, smoke, malts, and a faint taste of earthiness.

M - Carbonated and little bitterness, which provide a good balance on this strong scotch ale (yes, that was the BJCP category they submitted under).

D - Smooth, refreshing, very good. Will order next time I hit the brewery.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at sacbrew

a: headless with flight feathery white foam on top of of an amber brown body with hints of dark red

s: light coffee malts; some citrus hops; dark chocolate; but ultimately very light nose; some general roastiness
t: coffee malts; some citrus hops; tobacco; whiskey; yeasty bitterness;

m: quite creamy actually with light carb

d: a little light on flavor and scent but what is there is vaguely good roastiness

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Photo of Oxymoron
2.91/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Town and Country Village site. Poured dark amber color with a slight clarity but mostly haze. The head retention was ok as was the lace but limited.

The aroma had a sweet note at front but quickly faded with more phenolic and roasted caramel notes coming out. I picked up some plum notes as well as some almost Belgium aromas, which made me thick of a hot fermentation.

The taste was similar but more of a roasted malt flavor that played center stage. Some phenol flavors that weren’t too bad, but still noticeable and a little bit distracting. The caramel flavor was definitely lacking as was the hop notes but that is more acceptable. The body was also limited and suppressed by the more fruity esters.

Overall the beer just tasted a bit hot and needed more caramel and less roasted. Asked if I could sample it again, well sure.

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Celtic Amber from Sacramento Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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