Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale | World Brews

Cable Car Small Batch Amber AleCable Car Small Batch Amber Ale
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Cable Car Small Batch Amber AleCable Car Small Batch Amber Ale

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Drew966 on 09-11-2007

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.72/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Amber ale is amber colored, they got that one right. Has a impressive amount of clarity and color pop/brightness going for it. Aroma was giving off sweet caramel vibes.

Taste revealed a thin malt bill, they got the SRM color in there, but not the 2 row heft. Hop flavors are mute. Balanced, tinny, thin.

I've had worse from this brewery, but other than looking pretty and not smelling bad, everything else was definitely below average.

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Photo of bighandsjohn
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of BGCoon
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of cgarcer
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of Beermazter310
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.17/5  rDev +15.7%
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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Photo of kp29
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of CyBEERooster
4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

Photo of kevinthedriven
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +46%

Photo of Sm00thM0nkey
4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

Photo of bluerabbit
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of zkoehn
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of creez
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of KingRascal
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of bootsdomino
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of DM1293
1.56/5  rDev -43.1%
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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Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of dsauter
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of Brewin
1.66/5  rDev -39.4%
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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Photo of codynevels
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of allstar255
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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Cable Car Small Batch Amber Ale from World Brews
Beer rating: 6.3% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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