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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Dayum. Chocolate? Its what I get at all levels. Definitely full bodied. Appearance is...brandy wine. I get a honey not in the bouquet. Taste has a herbal finish. This beer delivers in all areas. Exciting beer. My favourite so far from Ballast Point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Pours reddish/brown with an off white thin head. Smells of caramel, some sugary hints, roses, some sweet citrus. Tastes of sweet malt, tangerines, some hints of citrussy tartness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2374) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Crystal clear ruby colored wirha thin, off white head. Aroma is rather sweet with plenty of sugar and pleasant citrus. Flavor very similar. Sweet sugary malts, citrus, light lemon, and the smallest amount of caramel I would ever comment on. Clean and refreshing but not all that exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2009
A very tasty ale. Pours dark amber with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is sweet molasses and dried fruit. Taste is sweet to start with the hops coming in the end. Very nice hoppy aftertaste. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Very enjoyable beer and good flavors, body, and strength considering it’s only 5%. A good session beer. Creamy hops and brown sugar aromas. Brown opaque color with some density. Flavors are hoppy with red roasted flavors and some cream and cheese. Palate is creamy and rich enough. Light but rich and well balanced. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Medium bodied amber ale with a lot of flavor. Roasted malts make this almost dark orangeish color ale quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, keller. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and a dusty ry peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090128]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bomber. Pours a rich-colored amber, with slightly less than a finger of puffy, off-white head. Not much happening with the aroma. Flavor is watery, and nearly all breadiness, malt and hops. Has a mildly bubbly and lively mouthfeel, but so does soda water. There’s some citrus near the end, but, unfortunately, like many of the other beers from this brewery, water seems to be the overriding ingredient. Not bad, but far from great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2009
Bottled (@Beer Hunters). Clear deep amber color, small off-white head, some lace. Bready hoppy nose with light sticky glue-like note. Bready a bit American hoppy flavor, quite balanced and easily drinkable. Yeasty twist. Aftertaste has some citrusy hops but otherwise leans more towards maltyness. Quick summer drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1931) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Hazy brown with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with plum and overripe tangerine. Taste is citrusy hop character with a sour edge, and roasted caramel in the finish with a bitter, tannic note. $5/22oz

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