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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.


3.9
   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 (1896) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Pours a dark caramel color. Good head. Big caramel malt in the aroma and flavor. Bit of nuttiness. Moderate hoppiness is more than expected. Not a bad amber ale at all. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Aroma: evident belgian caramel malt with American ctitrus pine hops. perfrect median between malt and hop aroma. Appearance: Copper to amber in color clear with minimal white head. Flavor: Malty sweetness with a pronounced bittering from hops Palate: mediun body even texture average carbonation abrupt dry finish. Overall: I beer I really enjoy excellent matchup on the hops and malt, almost a dusseldorf alt style with the addition of American hops. Description stated ESB and I can agree with that good to great beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
65 cl bottle. Amber colour with a weak head. Very hoppy aroma and hints of caramel-malt. Also very hoppy with some quite much bitterness. Reminds me more of a IPA like anything else.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Nutty aroma. Dry body with notes of caramel and nuts and a somewhat crude bitter, hoppy finish. 240206


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