RateBeer
overall
93
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


firedog23's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Just came across this here on base in the UK. I may be slighted in my opinion but it is nice to have a taste of home right now. Great amber color, big hop aroma and a sweet, malty finish. Big on the biscuit flavors and fruity all around. So glad to have some in my house right now!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
Flaska från SBs beställningssortiment. Kopparfärgad med ett tjockt krämigt skum. Fin kropp med komplexa relativt torra karamellsmaker, toffee, smörkakor och lite citrushumle i bakgrunden. Välgjord, okonstlad, drickbar, rena fina smaker. Riktigt trevlig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (60) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a darker amber, with a decent white head. Toffee aroma with some hops. Not so much malt in this one, bitter hops seem to take over. A good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Stockholm, april 18th 2014. Deep copper body with a good lasting offwhite head. Caramelized aroma with toast, pine and grapefruit. Taste starts quite piney, with a rich malt base, grass, strong bitterness, nutty and hoppy finish, dry piney aftertaste. Not bad, and one I belive is better the fresher it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletcm (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 5, 2014
Cor cobre, com espuma de boa formação e persistência. No aroma, caramelo, passas. No sabor, passas, torrado, amargor médio e persistente. Seco ao final. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Tap at Mellow Mushroom. Semi-hazy brown with minimal white head. Aroma of caramel, pine hops and floral hops. Taste is sweet with bitter hops at the back end, Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a med amber, med off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, pine, cedar, floral hop. Flavor is light sweet transitioning to bitter pine hop, lasting. Med body, great balance for an amber... Good hop dosage while still being a malt heavy brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Appearance: A dark red/copper color with an average tight-bubble head. Surprisingly dark for an Amber. Smell: Not a ton of aroma, but I did detect some toasted notes and some floral hops. Taste: This one tasted a lot like New Belgium’s Fat Tire ale. For better and worse. There’s no denying that Fat Tire (and I’m sure Calico) has it’s fans. I’m just not one of them. It must be the balance of hops and malts - it doesn’t sit well on my tongue. The hops feel unnecessarily assertive. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Drinkability: This Amber Ale is okay. One and done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at B and B burger and beer in Las Vegas. Very malty. Toffeeish. Wow. I love this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (140) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Slightly hazy dark amber with off-white head. Sweet aroma. A lot more hoppy bite than I expected based on the aroma. Not bad.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 68


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50