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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 31, 2007
on draft at ballast point brewery, excellent amber, smooth, full of flavor, nice aroma and good use of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (552) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
This is a great amber which sees regular rotation in slot #2 on my keggerator. Easy to drink and helps keep your head on your shoulders for prolonged beer drinking sessions. The flavor is nice and hoppy for an amber, but not enough to venture into the pale ale realm. Clean, crisp finish. If you drink this, a winner is you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11661) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Aroma of malt, citrus and a bit of vanilla. Seems floral. Copper color with a vigorous beige head. Starts a bit thin, with malt quickly followed by citrus hop. Somewhat creamy. The citrus accompanies the malt through the finish. Really nice ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2007 does not count
What a surprise. I got a richly-colored, moderately fizzy, served colder-than-I-expected, hoppy, flavorful beer. Great hop/citrus/caramel balance. Pretty good effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Draft sample at Pacific Fish Co., SD location. Poured clear dark amber hue with medium frothy white head that diminshed slowly with good lacing. Medium aroma of hops and malt. Medium body. Well balanced flavor of malt, hops and citrus with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2007
(12oz bottle) Clear copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, some caramel, light orange, pepper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, pine/grapefruit, light pepper. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a big beige head. The aroma is malty, fruity, citrus and hoppy and so is the taste, very nise. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Good Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Bottled. Reddish amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light creamy light brown head. Light piney, herbal, light flowery aroma with some citric notes. Flavour is very flowery and herbal. Spices and fruits counter some of the herbs. Medium bodied. Quite dry. Has a nice balanced bitterness and is quite citric in the end. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy on a back ground of malt and berries. The flavor is sweet malty and quite hoppy, the hops giving it notes of both grapefruit and straw, and makes the end quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2007
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber coloured. Fruity and malty aroma with nutty notes. Fruity and hoppy flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Notes of tea. Fresh and pleasant. Medium bodied.

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