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RATINGS: 700   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a rusty golden color. Has good taste with a little bits of hops. Not a bad beer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7514) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. CA440. From saveur-biere.com.
Slightly cloudy reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel malt, sweet piney hops, mild bitterness and some mild dessert wine sweetness in the aroma. American Amber Ale as its best (and worst). The flavour is pretty much the same. Sweetness, hops and malt. I’m so narrow-minded that I can’t enjoy these sweet American Amber Ales...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1134) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear orange with red hues and an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, nutty, bread. Taste is crisp, bitter finish, light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2802) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Reddish copper. Sweet malty, syrupy raisinous caramel nose, pines all over. Smooth nice med bodied, with a clean red caramel pine finish. Pines, wooden flavours, herbs. A very clean nice drinkable red ale. Well bittered, caramelly. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, fruchtig, Aprikosen, kräftig malzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, reife Früchte, ordentlich gehopft, Aprikosen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz bottle picked up in a variety pack, date code 14305. Clear amber pour with an off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing on the glass. Good malt backbone with unfortunately some oxidation apparent. Some caramel sweetness is starting to come through. No real off-flavors to speak of, so I’d like to try it again fresher at some point. Still very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (36) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
From bottle. Translucent red-bronze. As with many of their brews, decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel with sharp hop. Taste is slightly toasted malt with a higher hop presence than expected. A little more rounded maltiness wouldn’t hurt. Great drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1917) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draught. This is a solid amber with lots of depth without too much going on to distract from the core objective. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1812) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
A coppery beer with a quite big and beige head. Taste has caramellised fruits, dried fruits, some lemon. Good aroma, brittish style without wood. Taste is quite dry, however, toffeish malts, nuts, some lemon, medium bitterness or less. Medium bodied, nice and easy to drink. Succesfully, slightly brittish style but still fresh beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (927) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ a large foamy beige head. Moderate malty and floral aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are caramel, grass, and tea. Medium bodied , creamy mouthfeel and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting on a yacht at the Herzliya Marina. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is slightly sweet with onions, sugar and caramel, flavor is bitter with caramel, onion, tangerine and hopd, medium bodied.


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