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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2831) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber SRM 15) body.....nose is toasted malts, with cereal, biscuit, light toffee/caramel tones, hops give light pine, citrus, floral tones, no esters....taste is malt forward, dry with light toffee/caramel notes, cereal, toast, leading to pine, citrus, floral, lingering bitterness, minimal esters....mouth feel, medium body, slight astringency, clean, light acid finish. This is an American style Amber, with the American type hops dominating. The malts are present initially, but then the hops arrive. BJCP 7/3/15/4/6

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of burnt caramel, fresh wort, light citrus hops... Flavor is rich burnt toffee, caramel, light citrus hop notes.... Crystal caramel malts dominate flavor... Decent for style, but not my favorite style...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is nice and bready with some honey. Taste is spice, kinda bready, and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
BTBF. Clear dark orange color. Sweet, malty aroma witha brown sugar element. Some touches of band-aid too? Malty flavor, dry and grainy, light tea leaves.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Pour is light amber with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine hops, floral, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is similar with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark amber with heavy white head. Has a dark fruit malt aroma. Taste is sweet dark fruits with some grainy malt. A malty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber red pour with a small bubbly white head. Sweet toffee, bread and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Flavor is similar and mild with a hint of a bitter pine end. Not bad for an amber. Easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3735) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Comes out of the growler a clear mahogany with a fairly thick golden-buff head. Fruity, malty aroma is fairly strong and tempting. Flavor has a malty core with fruity and hoppy notes and a tinny snippet. Texture is smooth, but not too firm or fizzy. Still, a good catch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (857) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12 oz beer pours an amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel malt, light hops. Light bodied, ver well balanced, very good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
This sort of splits the difference between an APA and an English pale. It has a good depth of malt character with some nice toasty and nutty notes. The hop character is nice too--piney and a bit herbal and earthy--but I feel it distracts from the malts or maybe vice versa. It is not a bad beer but it seems to compete against itself.


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