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RATINGS: 665   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, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, lightly spicy, and some citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and a little nutty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) Deep orange/copper color with a nice and lasting white head. Aroma is a nice mix of malts, caramel, and lots of hops. Flavor begins malty and sweet with a crisp malt middle and a nice and smooth bitter hop finish. Aftertaste is very bitter and hoppy. Medium bodied. Thanks Dan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
A very nice amber ale. 22oz bottle from Bev Mo in La Mesa. Pours a medium copper color with a light off white head. Nose of some malts, hops, some vanilla and pine as well. Flavor is malty with some hop overtones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Nice copper color, almost a red beer. This is no ordinary Amber beer. It is very hoppy, but is balanced VERY well with the malt. Excellent all around, everyday type of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Clear deep copper to red very complex malt with nice dry hop bitterness, more of a Dusseldorf Alt than an ESB...good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2006
Nice clear deep amber color with a light head. Big intial floral hop aroma when poured. Light malt flavor with fruit esters that follow. Nice hop - malt balance. A very smooth medium to full bodied beer. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Ruby amber color with a beautiful creamy white film. The lacing is beautiful and covers the snifter. Aroma is spicy hops and nice malts. Lots of complexity for a beer that calls itself an amber ale. Flavor is just wow. Tasty malt, spicy fresh grassy hops. Very interesting and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Draught at Homebrew Mart next to Ballast Point: Uh, amber color, thin tan head. Nose of earthy hops and balanced caramel. Some starchy bitterness in the flavor. A bit of a metallic soapy tail. Decent amber, nice body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2006
very west coast. nice wet hops. mellow. nice carmel and roasted malts. some orange, citrus aorma and flavor. the color is more orange-y than amber and it appears quite thin. the finish is bitter, but not biting. quite good. creamy mellow mouthfeel to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
An orangish amber apperance. A caramel and orange aroma. The flavor is rather bitter with some nutmeg, lemon, and grapefruit. A creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.


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