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RATINGS: 728   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish amber pour with a frothy head. Very sweet. Caramel and malt. Nice hop edge. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnielsen13 (257) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours amber/red with a light head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Flavor is hoppy, bitter and malty. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5241) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Nose of juicy hops and strong caramel, dough and spice. Pours copper with bright amber highlights and a small beige head. Taste surprisingly bitter with spice, dough, and a ton of bright citrus, some juicy sweetness lingering through to the end and spoiling the drier elements. That nice hoppy bitterness really lasts afterwards. Fullish body and heavy, a success.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep amber, medium white head with decent retention. Nose is hoppy citrus with some caramel. Mouth is medium bodied, semisweet, fruity hops, burnt sugar, toasted bread. Finishes long and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2178) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy red with a medium offwhite head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is "barleywine-ish", sweet and hoppy. Some floral and earthy notes here and there (felt woody, even). Taste is medium bitter and moderately sweet. Flavors of brown sugar and vegetal (dried grass). Light bodied, lightly carbonated. Texture is oily. Not bad but maybe a little old as I just noticed the "Enjoy By 03/05/13" on the label. Still a fair one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
A really solid answer ale. Nice bright citrus aromas along with toasted bread malts. Flavors are rye malt and bitter citrus rind. A nice offering from ballast point.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours nice amber color with slight head. Not much lacing. Citrus smell, kind of weird for an amber. Smells like an IPA. Medium body with a pretty strong after taste. Not great but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
A nice Amber ale, better than most. The confusing thing with this style is that most people expect a hoppy ale from the look of it, but it’s more balanced than that even approaching the maltier side of the spectrum. This one is well balanced with a nice floral hop aroma and flavor along with a cereal and sometimes hay or grassy malt backer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
This is a nice amber ale. Classic dark orange color with a medium sized head. Good retention. Caramel and fruit on the nose and palate. Light-med sweet flavor that finishes with a bitter edge. One amber I could drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1264) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a clear deep copper color with a pillowy light tan head. Toasty, caramelly aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Citrus rind and grassy bitterness dominates the sweet toasty malt, caramel, and fruit flavors.


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