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A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals. Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber red pour with a small bubbly white head. Sweet toffee, bread and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Flavor is similar and mild with a hint of a bitter pine end. Not bad for an amber. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Comes out of the growler a clear mahogany with a fairly thick golden-buff head. Fruity, malty aroma is fairly strong and tempting. Flavor has a malty core with fruity and hoppy notes and a tinny snippet. Texture is smooth, but not too firm or fizzy. Still, a good catch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (769) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12 oz beer pours an amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel malt, light hops. Light bodied, ver well balanced, very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
This sort of splits the difference between an APA and an English pale. It has a good depth of malt character with some nice toasty and nutty notes. The hop character is nice too--piney and a bit herbal and earthy--but I feel it distracts from the malts or maybe vice versa. It is not a bad beer but it seems to compete against itself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MWMBeerguy (108) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Cloudy, hazy beer. Fruity, caramel aroma. Taste is fruity and smooth. Slightly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (297) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAR 2, 2014
You can smell and taste the hops. It is balanced and, toasted malt taste and a little bit bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Smell is funky stale red ale malt. I should probably try it again not at Stanley’s farmhouse where the beers all taste like jester king funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2411) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Gbg. Deep amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, caramell, malty, vanilla and nutty aroma. Fruity, hoppy, berriesand nice bitter flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (146) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured a deep reddish bronze. Some fruity aromas. This tastes very bold and rich. A little sweet, a little fruity, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (270) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Really nice amber. Nicely balanced. Malts up front, but a nice hop bite afterwards.

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