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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at EBF - white labs. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, resin, nutty, sweetness, nice bitterness, herring, nice malty body, cookie, bisquit, roasted. Very nice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Light tan head minimal lace suprisingly dark amber Wet woody aroma a Big grainy flavor nice bitter throughout. Toasted sunflower seed Nothing too sweet. Nice tingle on the tongue. Bitter syrup at the end. Very satisfying. Great hardy all around beer One of my new favorites.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Poured a ruby-orange with thick off white head that lingered thru most of the glass and left great lacing. Nose was a pleasnt mix of malty dark fruit, toasted nuts and honey with a hint of hopy citrus fruit. Mouthfeel was full, slightly tingly and almost chewy, and the taste picked up the flavors of the nose perfectly. Rounded off to a long, pleasant finish with a great aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Big, thick, bubbly head when poured into my snifter glass. Has a dark amber color with a big aroma of malts and hops. Has some slight tart notes, but nothing too overpowering. Smooth flavors of hops and malts attack the palate, which make for quite the drinking experience.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (403) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 12, 2013
Reddish brown pour with little head. Sweet aroma. Slightly fruity taste with decent hopping. Malty yet refreshing. Comparable to Rogue Dead Guy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (100) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Subtle but nice floral aroma with light caramel in the background. Average size head but quite pillowy. Perfect balance of biscuity malts and clean lemony flavors. My favorite amber to date.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Aroma: evident belgian caramel malt with American ctitrus pine hops. perfrect median between malt and hop aroma. Appearance: Copper to amber in color clear with minimal white head. Flavor: Malty sweetness with a pronounced bittering from hops Palate: mediun body even texture average carbonation abrupt dry finish. Overall: I beer I really enjoy excellent matchup on the hops and malt, almost a dusseldorf alt style with the addition of American hops. Description stated ESB and I can agree with that good to great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
How can this be classified as an ESB, but then win awards like it says on the side for best American Amber ale?? Smells fairly decent. Taste is pretty hoppy, with some faint metal caramel taste at the end. Not real heavy or complex, but pretty nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
650 ml bottle from local liquor store. Pours a rich reddish-copper color with a big sudsy off-white head that lasts forever and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with caramel and malts. The flavor is rich with malts, set prominently in a biter hops backdrop. Other flavors I detect are citrus, pine, toffee and walnuts. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish is long, dry and biter. Overall: This is the best example of the style "Premium Biter" I have tried to date. Recommended.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Dark amber brown. Hazy. Khaki coloured head showing great retention and early lace. Rich nutty caramel aroma with fruity hop accents. Chewy toffee malt in abundance giving way to deliciously balanced fruity aromatic hops and a solid bitter finish. Terrificly balanced and very tasty.


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