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RATINGS: 718   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, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Light tan head minimal lace suprisingly dark amber Wet woody aroma a Big grainy flavor nice bitter throughout. Toasted sunflower seed Nothing too sweet. Nice tingle on the tongue. Bitter syrup at the end. Very satisfying. Great hardy all around beer One of my new favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4056) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2008
12 oz. Ruby-amber with a lasting half-inch of cream. Aroma of cedary resin, caramel, and orange. Flavor is the same with some tea leaf and toasted pecan as well. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated, lightly hop-tingly and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2008
Pours a dark amber color from the tap at the brewery. Sweet with sugar on the aroma and loaded with hops in the flavor. Would be solid with food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4736) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours deep, clear amber into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to skim surface. Malt and mild pine aromas. Sweet pine and resin upfront. Full-bodied with a lasting grapefruit finish. Very nicely balanced throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle, 22oz, at the European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. A clear, copper beer with a small off-white to beige head. Caramel, fruityness and citrusy hops in the aroma. The flavor is on the hoppy side with caramel sweetness to balance it. Somehow dryish, and a finish with caramel and lots of hops. Another pleasant amber, but it fails to bring out the great enthusiasm. (080912)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2008
bottle, nut brown color with frothy tan head that fades, aroma of hops, caramel and some fruit, flavors of sweet caramel, grapefruit,pine, and lemon, and a bitter malt finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6219) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Crystal clear copper color with a tan head. Good caramel sweet aroma with floral hop. Medium body. Rich caramel sweet flavor with earthy spices, and a tasty floral hop bite in the finish. Nice amber here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
In short: Lots of earthy caramel, lots of floral and citrusy hops hops. Good beer. Amber Ale? Whatever. Barley Wine Light to me.
How: Bottle 22oz, cool bonus from kegbear, thanks a lot Craig. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it
The look: Partly cloudy redish-amber body topped by a medium beige head with low retention
In long: Nose is tree roots and caramel. For a so-called Amber Ale the body is surprisingly full, almost decadent. Lots of caramelized malts with strong earthy notes. Finish has a whole lot of floral hops that I didnít detect on the nose. Earthy tree roots from start to finish along with strong citrusy notes. This would almost qualify as a Barley-Wine Light if such a thing existed. But a Barley Wine Light makes as much sense as a wooden fireplace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Thanks to Dkachur for this! Pours opaque and deep amber/red/brown, nice full off-white head with very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted and carmel malts, with a balance of hops. Flavor begins with nice smooth roasted malt and finishes with a nice hoppy (pine/roasted nuts) Light to medium bodied. Throughout there is a nice balance between the malt and the hops, neither is too overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11619) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Amber with a small white head. Weak aroma of bready malt and citrus hops. Dry fruity flavour with balanced malts and hops.


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