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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (216) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ Monks, Stockholm. An enjoyable amber ale, well balanced and with a gentle finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ricardoschuh (2) - Santa Cruz do Sul, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Pretty similar to an IPA. Strangely as I was expectating a traditional amber ale. However, tastes good and I would drink it again. Recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1981) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Actually very strong tasting for a standard Amber Ale. It reminded me more of an APA instead of an AAA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2767) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark amber brown with a towering beige head. Aroma: fairly equal mix of hops and malts. Flavor follows although the balance is a bit maltier.sweet light and medium roast malts with a touch of darker (chocolate?) malts. O remarkable flavor for style. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1346) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a darker amber with thin off white head. Aroma heavy on the malts with bits of hops. Taste of mostly bitter hops, citrus is hiding in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3980) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Left Hand Path, Brooklyn tap: Pours brownish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus hops and plenty of caramelized sugars, malts, and flowers. Taste is exactly what one would expect from the aroma. Nice slightly sweet. Hops are somewhat dominant. This is what an amber ale should be all about. This doesn’t veer off into being an IPA, but stays with the style and gives it ample flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, light peach, caramel, sweet toffee, juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3917) - - JUN 13, 2014
bottle. clear orange/amber with medium beige head. orange syrup, caramel and bready toast aroma. toast, grains, bread and floral/citrus hop combination. a low-ish carbonation gives the impression of a fuller body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (415) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours amber with tan head that has a slight orange tint. Aroma is hoppy citrus with only a few sweet malt notes coming through. Taste again is mostly bitter hops with a sweet citrus mellow aftertaste. There is a definite complexity that provide a new flavor unique to each progressive sip. Very good but a little too hoppy for an amber in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point brewpub at Petco Park. Pours a molasses colored amber with slight head. Average lacing. Very little aroma, but what's there smells like molasses. Slightly sweet and sour palate. Honey noted in the definite molasses flavoring. A very drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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