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{{disline|For information on a similarly-named (but differently spelled) alcoholic beverage in the [[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|Re-imagined Series]], see [[Ambrosia]].}}
  
Ambrosa (note the spelling) is an expensive alcoholic intoxicant, typically green in color.
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[[Image:Ambrosa.jpg|thumb|right|{{TOS|Starbuck}} and [[Cassiopeia]] drink ambrosa aboard ''{{TOS|Rising Star|Rising Star}}'' {{OS|The Long Patrol}}.]]
  
It's rarity makes its valuable amongst the survivors; [[Starbuck (TOS)|Starbuck]] imagined being rich after finding the many storage bins filled with ambrosa on [[Proteus]].  Were it not for the [[Cylons (TOS)|Cylons]] attack on Proteus, he would be quite wealthy. ([[The Long Patrol]])
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'''Ambrosa''' is an expensive alcoholic intoxicant, either golden or red in color ([[TOS]]: "[[The Long Patrol]]," "[[Murder on the Rising Star]]").
  
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The rarity of the beverage makes it valuable amongst the survivors of the {{TOS|The Twelve Colonies|Twelve Colonies}}; even [[Thousand Yahren War|during the war]], 500-[[yahren]]-old ambrosa was not believed to exist.<ref>Starbuck first estimates that the bottle found on [[Robber]]'s stolen shuttle was 50 yahrens old, giving an idea&mdash;as well as an upper limit&mdash;of the rarity of older vintages on the Colonies in the yahrens before the end of the war {{OS|The Long Patrol}}.</ref>
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Ambrosa is bottled in flute-style bottles<ref>This style of bottle, the ''flûtes d'Alsace'', is commonly associated with [[w: Alsace wine|Alsace wines]] and is likely the basis of the original props used in the episode.</ref> with plastic corks.
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{{TOS|Starbuck}} imagines being rich after finding many storage bins filled with ambrosa on [[Proteus]], a penal colony that made ambrosa for the Colonial war effort.  Were it not for the {{TOS|Cylons|Cylon}} attack on Proteus, he would have become quite wealthy {{OS|The Long Patrol}}.
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== Notes ==
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* According to the [[non-canon]]ical ''[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]'', ambrosa is "best distilled and purified under low-gravity conditions," thus the reason why [[Proteus]] was chosen as a place to produce the beverage.<ref>{{cite_book|last=Kraus|first=Bruce|authorlink=|authorlinkurl=|coauthors=|year=1979|title=[[Encyclopedia Galactica]]|publisher=|location=|id=|pages=13}}</ref>
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TLP_-_500_Yahren_Ambrosa_Bottle.jpg|{{TOS|Starbuck}} with a 500 yahrens-old bottle of ambrosa from Proteus {{OS|The Long Patrol}}.
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TLP Faux Agro-Parts.jpg‎|Bottles of contraband ambrosa dumped upon Proteus' ground. (TOS: "The Long Patrol").
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TLP_-_Forger_with_100_Yahrens_Old_Ambrosa_Bottle.jpg|[[Forger 7]] with an 100 yahrens-old bottle of ambrosia from Proteus (TOS: "The Long Patrol").
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Latest revision as of 19:26, 17 January 2021

For information on a similarly-named (but differently spelled) alcoholic beverage in the Re-imagined Series, see Ambrosia.
Starbuck and Cassiopeia drink ambrosa aboard Rising Star (TOS: "The Long Patrol").

Ambrosa is an expensive alcoholic intoxicant, either golden or red in color (TOS: "The Long Patrol," "Murder on the Rising Star").

The rarity of the beverage makes it valuable amongst the survivors of the Twelve Colonies; even during the war, 500-yahren-old ambrosa was not believed to exist.[1]

Ambrosa is bottled in flute-style bottles[2] with plastic corks.

Starbuck imagines being rich after finding many storage bins filled with ambrosa on Proteus, a penal colony that made ambrosa for the Colonial war effort. Were it not for the Cylon attack on Proteus, he would have become quite wealthy (TOS: "The Long Patrol").

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  1. Starbuck first estimates that the bottle found on Robber's stolen shuttle was 50 yahrens old, giving an idea—as well as an upper limit—of the rarity of older vintages on the Colonies in the yahrens before the end of the war (TOS: "The Long Patrol").
  2. This style of bottle, the flûtes d'Alsace, is commonly associated with Alsace wines and is likely the basis of the original props used in the episode.
  3. Kraus, Bruce (1979). Encyclopedia Galactica, p. 13.