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

Drake's Amber AleDrake's Amber Ale
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Drake's Amber AleDrake's Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mark on 01-30-2003

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 46
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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Drake's Amber Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 59.3% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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