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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet. Amber in color. Aroma: citrus and floral hops, some toasted malts and dry biscuity malts. Taste is caramel and toasted malts with a moderate citrus and floral hop presence. Medium bodied, finishes light to moderately bitter. A clean, well made amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1013) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
a hoppier amber than i expected (last one i had is Slo Brewing’s Amber), but still good; like an american pale ale trying to be an amber... overall not what i want, but drinkable, of course; the pine and grapefruit overwhelmed me and i felt like i was trying to taste two different styles--how about some different hops to let out the malts?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle from doubleo. Pour was typical for the style nice head and lacing, amber in color. The aroma was caramel and some piney type hopes. The flavor was caramel, piney hops, some citrus, and some bittering hops too. A touch of earthiness helps keep the finish dry, clean, pretty drinkable, although the body was rather full for an amber. Thanks, Kyle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
had this one in san diego. pours a bubbly, dark amber, thin off-white head, okay lacing. smell is roasted malt, hops, touch of citrus. taste is creamy, malts, slight tin, some bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Had it at a superbowl party today. Pretty decent amber not much special but drinkable and easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2008
At BP. An amber pour with a nice tan head and lace. Very nice clean hops aroma controls the nose. Hops power the flavor whti hints of caramelly malt. Carbonation a litte hot and palate just a tad thin. I thought this was an amber as I rated it and thought man this is the way all ambers should be. My last note was: More hops than the ambers I’m used to I think everyone should use’em like this:)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle via homebrew swap. Thanks! Lightly cloudy orange/amber, thin white head. Nose is fruit, dusty malt, almost rye. Ice tea hops, malt. Flavor is fruity & malt, bitter but not quite burnt. Lemon/citrus iced tea. Sweetness grows in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2008
tap at the brewery - Pours amber and smells pretty hoppy for an amber ale. I see ratebeer has it as an ESB. hmm... ok. Again I’m not sure we should differ from what the experienced brewers think their beer is. But anyway.... the flavor has caramel malt and ample hops that give it a touch of citrus. It’s fairly light and smooth and has an excellent balance. Overall it’s a good session brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
For some reason I have never tried this beer before. What an awesome amber ale. Pours a nice reddish/brown color with a thin off-white head. Smells hoppy and spicy. Kind of a hoppy spiciness. That mix of grass and citrus, you know. Tastes very good, nice and hoppy but not too aggressive as to be offensive or anything. Nice warm malt flavors on the back of the tongue. Palate is super crisp, thin body and nice and dry on the finish. Good carbonation. This is one of the best amber’s I have ever had, if not the best. Definitely a beer you could sit down with and enjoy continuously for many, many hours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a big creamy light tan head and amber/copper color. Aroma is nice grapefruit hops-slight bitter, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is nice grapefruit hops, secondary medium malt-caramel, roasty. OK/mild carbonation.

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