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Eel River Organic Amber Ale

Eel River Organic Amber Ale

Rated 3.138 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Eel River Brewing Company

Fortuna, CA, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A Taste of Pure Goodness Eel River Brewing Company, brewers of California's first Certified Organic Ale, proudly brings you our Organic Amber Ale. Unique in flavor and purity, this medium bodied beer has a hoppy bouquet and a distinctive rich taste with a caramel-like sweetness that is balanced with a liberal dose of certified organic Pacific Gems and Hallertau hops, imported from New Zealand. Pure taste, pure ingredients, pure good. Awards: 2009 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Bronze Medal 2009 Los Angeles International Beer Competition Silver Medal 2008 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Certificate 2007 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Certificate 2006 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Certificate 2006 Humboldt County Fair Silver Medal 2005 World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2005 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Gold Certificate 2005 Humboldt County Fair Gold Medal 2004 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Certificate 2004 Humboldt County Fair Silver Medal 2003 California State Fair Silver Certificate 2003 Los Angeles County Fair Silver Medal 2003 Humboldt County Fair Silver Medal 2002 Humboldt County Fair Bronze Medal 2002 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Certificate 2001 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition Silver Medal 2001 Humboldt County Fair Bronze Medal

ID: 12606 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank24726
Overall Percentile46.3
Style Rank521 of 1233
Style Percentile57.7
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.180
Weighted Score3.138
Standard Deviation0.308

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  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a slightly murky copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same but slightly watery. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.

  • RICHSBEER 1651 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a hazy amber with a nice white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, and molasses dominate. There are no aroma of hops. The taste is almost completely dominated by malty notes of heavy cream, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, molasses, raisin, and prune. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry, but with weak carbonation and watery.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A bright reddish amber colored ale. Small, off white, frothy head. Settles quickly into a thin lacing. I get the most bready scent in the sniff of this one. Some fruit, like cherries, maybe. The body is light. Not watery, but light. Not much carbonation to this one. Singular in taste. Sweet, some fruit, lots of bread. Drank it down, not one to waste a beer, but won’t reach for another.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    ha-rorange-gotta love it, and saying you wouldn't buy it unless it was on sale is teling too. i fully agree with that. it's a clean, no frills basic amber ale that's nothing offensive and nothing worth spending my hard earned coin on.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Roarnge- thats red orange. Cloudy. Sweet nose, I can't taste those. Smooth mouth feel. It feels alright. I don't know if I would buy it unless it was on sale.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I was hoping this would be decent, considering i picked it up on sale. It turned out all right however. Poured a semi cloudy amebr colour with hints of red near the bottom. Medium sized white head. Biscuity for sure- aromas are nice and soft with decent hop character. Rich and zingy on the tongue with a bready flavour. Overall nice and clean.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    This beer poured a clear amber color with a frothy head. It had a mild malty aroma with little hop presence. Balanced flavor with dry notes of malt and finished smooth. A decent beer overall.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    "A joy. Another organic snooze-fest", I thought. But I picked this up anyway, for a change of pace...

    Pretty standard -- and only somewhat satisfying -- American Amber Ale. Really kinda boring, to be honest. Still reinforces my belief that most American oganic beers are rather tame and dull, but at least this is fairly "newbie friendly"..., a.k.a. "Crossover Material".

    Like most orgianic ales, this looks pretty impressive. Lots of tight-knit foam and lacing. Very "soft" looking. And this smells nice enough, for what it sets out to do. But where it counts (i.e. flavor), this is lacking. Very one-dimensional, me'thinks. Really feels rather "empty" to me. Kinda reminds me of very simple "extract but no speciality grains"-type of homebrews that I used to mess around with.... Kinda flat and dull in the mouthfeel.

    But having said all that, this still wasn't all that bad. Yes, very dull. But I never felt the need to dump this down the drain, either. Just very unobstrussive and nonconfrontational.

    Really nothing to see here. Move along.

    Music: God Forbid's "Gone Forever".
    //TB

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    Amber color, large head. Nice malts, somewhat hoppy. Nice smooth taste, good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and somewhat malty.

  • REIDROVER 725 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very nice looking amber dark red almost a garnet colour when held to the light, small off white head doesnt last long but nice lace. veru nice strong aroma of malts and an aroma like fresh baked biscuits. Nice strong malty profile taste..and a good hop ending this is very well balanced..slightly salty..but nice. very good on the palate did all the right things! very drinkable amber.

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