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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
From a hand pumped cask at Stone, "with Goldings and Hallertann(?) whole flower Hops". Medium amber color with a big fluffy head that stuck around for the party. Sticky. Nose is floral sweet. Taste is citrus sweet. Bit of floral and grapes in there too. Small aftertaste lingers with bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
(Bottle at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, on 2009-04-24) Dark amber and almost clear. Small white head. Grassy, fruity and malty aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Hops, malts, grass, fruitiness, little bit of molasses and bitterness in taste. Malty and lightly bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6991) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a creamy off-white head. Lots of dark caramel in aroma with a great hoppy touch. Medium bodied. Lovely malty flavour with caramel and some pine. Very delicious and tasty. My new favorite sesson beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 26, 2009
Pretty decent Amber. Not going to knock your socks off but not disappointing. It’s reasonably thin bodied for the style and relies on malty complexity more than anything else. A smooth beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
This amber ale really surprised me. Medium bodied witha dark ruby red color. Not much head. You can definitely taste all of the malts they use in the aftertaste especially. Nice little hop profile in there, which is expected with anything west coast seems like; just delicious and refreshing. You can also smell different malts on the nose as well. Nice amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to nearbeer. Dark amber red with a thin beige head. Aroma of big caramel malt, toasty, bready, some apple fruit. Taste is much the same, caramel, bready malt, with a lingering grassy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (549) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2009
(bottle) A dark, cloudy copper beer with a beige head that leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma heavily malt and sweet with hops and berries. The flavor is quite hoppy and mildly sweet. There is fruit as well as bread, straw. The crisp, bitter finish is refreshing. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle...great example of a style I don’t like much. Red color very appealing. Nice texture of bitterness and maltiness. Special and reminds me of something I drank a long time ago but can’t remember what it was.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Nice amber color and a creamy head. Big malt notes in the nose. Caramel, earth, and a bit of hops come through in the aroma. Medium carbonation with a richer mouthfeel. Palate tends to follow the nose with the dominate taste being roasted malt and caramel, but there is also a pleasing hop bitterness in the back. Finishes very clean, with only a hint of lingering bitterness. A good, well balanced amber that is worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Reddish color with a tan head that lasts through the glass. Smell is very malty, a little bit of roast coming through as well. This beer tastes weird, if its really cold it isnt good. As it warms up it gets progressively better. Very heavy malt presence completely dominates this one. Little to no hops. Very highly carbonated. Not really much of a session beer. I could drink it, but I prefer bells Amber to this. Interesting to try though.


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