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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our California Amber 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
A: This beer isn’t amber at all! It’s like reddish orange. Nice head too it. I was very impressed when pouring this beer, perhaps partly due to low expectations for an appearance S: Smells surprisingly hoppy. T: Definitely more hoppy than what I was expecting but I’m not complaining. A very wet mouthfeel (this makes sense right?) really compliments the high hop content. A kick of malt in the finish, which is very smooth. Really great taste, and for the style, an amazing taste. Some slight citrus notes. P: Medium body and very wet on the palate. Carbonation is a little aggressive but not too bad. Overall this is a great beer. I picked it up solely because it had a fish on it, and I was not disappointed. Probably the most solid amber ale I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Breezy4life (59) - - OCT 15, 2016
Color is red amber. Aroma is malty. Taste follows. Strong malt with hints of spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light but lingers. *12 oz bottle into pint glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3605) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at home, as "Calico Amber Ale". Aroma is bready malt, caramel, resinous hops, biscuit, toffee, soft fruity notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Smooth and refined Amber Ale, it drinks so well, quality stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3172) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2016
This is an excellent Amber. Our room is mostly caramel toffee toasted malt and a little hop. Color is a deep Amber and has a nice long lasting thick creamy head. Taste is where it really shines with toasted malt Sweetness in the background and some hop bitterness in front balanced with Just Right carbonation. Finish is outstanding I could drink a ton of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2815) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2016
Flaska @ Bishops Arms, Karlstad. Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett tjockt smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av rostad malt, karamell, torkad frukt, citrus och blomster. Avslutas med en lätt beska. Rund och mjuk munkänsla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up single 12-oz bottle as Calico Amber from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear golden brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of roasted caramel biscuit malt, a hint of floral and citrus hops and a touch of hard pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied with flavors of caramel malt and some fruity esters. Finish is semi-dry with a typical roasted caramel amber ale followed by some earthy hop bitterness. A solid Americanized amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (428) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2016
At The Golden Tap, poured copper red with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of raisins, toffee, and light roasted malt. Flavor is mild bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle: Beautiful amber pour, great clarity and thick creamy tan head. Nose is moderate floral hops, a little pine, and caramel malts. Ample bitterness, but enough caramel malt to soften the impact. A bit floral and earthy. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
355 mL bottle. Translucent Amber with a small but foamy head. Nice lacing. Resin, brown sugar and a touch of orange in the nose. Nice malty flavour adds caramel to the mix. It finishes with a touch of earthy hops. Mild bitterness. Sorta half way between a British Amber and some of the hoppier American versions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1683) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Brown with slight beige head; little sweet aroma; flava is blend of malt with some fruit; feelsedoum with foamy fizz; finishes tangy dry mildly roasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (958) - - AUG 9, 2016
Pours a brownish amber with a head somewhere between off-white and tan. Floral hop aroma up front. Fades a bit during the session lending to more caramel and biscuit aromas. Caramel malt flavour with some alcohol as it warms. Medium bodied with a rich mouthfeel and an off-sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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