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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (835) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a clear deep copper color with a pillowy light tan head. Toasty, caramelly aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Citrus rind and grassy bitterness dominates the sweet toasty malt, caramel, and fruit flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
Poured from bomber into a dimpled mug, the color is amber with a nice head and lacing, the aroma is strongly malt with some molasses, taste of citrus, malt and some lingering bitter, mild goes down easy

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (238) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Picked this single bottle up in error, was going for Sculpin! Anyways, it pours a nice deep amber orange with a 1 1/2 finger off white head. Aroma is interesting. Its bready, its malty, its sweet smelling. Malt and hops on the nose. There is definitely a floral sense followed and mixed with hints of grassy with a tinge of lemon borderline orange citrus. Some vinous notes which is really interesting, maybe almost borderline on raisin. Very malty nose, but well complemented by the hops. Nice carbonation up front, sweet and malty flavors, some of that raisin and bready caramel coming up front, quickly followed by some nice hop bitterness. Some citrus and maybe a hint of pine bitterness. Finishing with caramel and raisin quality to it. Nice and balanced. The bitterness lingers in the finish right across the middle of the palate. Body is tremendous for being a 5.5% ABV beer. Very tasty for an ESB inspired ale. I liked the American Hops on the English Malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Draught at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Slightly caramelly and bisquity malt aroma, piney and citric hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10082) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, caramel, bready, roasted, almonds, vanilla notes, citrus, earthy notes. Malty hazelnut flavor, hoppy, grass notes, earthy, dry, floral notes, hay, berries, metal notes, caramel, some citrus. Decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle - nose is butter and some hops. Wet bread. Not impressed. I do not have a nice medal for this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Cask at Spike’s San Diego. Clear red amber cour with a fine white rim. Fresh farmyardy wet grass nose , nutty malt middle and fine herbal honey finish with a tad of rusty nail at the end. Very quaffable pint, but too egotistical to be a session.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2159) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a clear amber on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is citrus hops covering the sweet maltiness. Taste follows, light and easy, medium carbonation. More like a light brown IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
This is a nice amber ale. Classic dark orange color with a medium sized head. Good retention. Caramel and fruit on the nose and palate. Light-med sweet flavor that finishes with a bitter edge. One amber I could drink again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 25, 2014
So many flavors at once it is hard to describe other than wonderful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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