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RATINGS: 671   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, itís 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Surprised I havenít rated this yet. Had it at a superbowl party today. Pretty decent amber not much special but drinkable and easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5015) - 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 Iím used to I think everyone should useíem like this:)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2341) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3571) - 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 Iím 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. Itís fairly light and smooth and has an excellent balance. Overall itís a good session brew.

4.6
   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 amberís I have ever had, if not the best. Definitely a beer you could sit down with and enjoy continuously for many, many hours.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
From the tap poured amber with a quickly fading head. Nice sweet flavor with a pleasant finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a red amber with a nice white head. Hops, malts, and honey in the nose. Taste is earthy hops, honey, caramel malts, bread, and grapefruit. Nicely carbonated, very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 oz. glass glass bottle- color of deep amber, with a decent off white colored head - nose of mild hops, melon, malt, and some resin Ė taste of dirty hops, , and - body is medium, ang slightly oily, and with medium carbonation Ė aftertaste of resin, dirty hops, and is short

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2008
650 ml. brown bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pint glass. Poured a clear reddish copper with a nice sized beige head of creamy foam. Beneath the head is a steady stream of carbonation. Pleasant smelling nose of toasted biscuits and honey husky grains, oily pine, citrus and peppery spices. Mildly crisp moderate body, dry and soft feeling in the palate. The hops are restrained, but prevalent in the taste. Oily grapefruit peels, pine resins and herbaceous leafs all vying to stick to the tongueís taste buds. Underlining the hops are sweet malty flavors of toasted honey grains and lightly roasted caramel. A light yeast fruitiness becomes quite citric towards the end. Finishes with a dry toasted breadiness and a lingering peppery hop spiciness. A first rate American Amber Ale, malty with that California hoppiness makes this a very sessional beer.


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