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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, itís 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnielsen13 (255) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1199) - Dublin, 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 itís 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 (997) - 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 (1140) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber red pour with a small bubbly white head. Sweet toffee, bread and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Flavor is similar and mild with a hint of a bitter pine end. Not bad for an amber. Easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of burnt caramel, fresh wort, light citrus hops... Flavor is rich burnt toffee, caramel, light citrus hop notes.... Crystal caramel malts dominate flavor... Decent for style, but not my favorite style...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2004
For an amber... WHAT?! a bitter? Okay that makes more sense. In the nose there is this maltyness that is ripe and roaming. In the taste is there is this hoppyness that comes and goes and makes the beer kind of sour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2006
very west coast. nice wet hops. mellow. nice carmel and roasted malts. some orange, citrus aorma and flavor. the color is more orange-y than amber and it appears quite thin. the finish is bitter, but not biting. quite good. creamy mellow mouthfeel to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Roasted nutty toffee aroma accompanied by some crisp citrus hops. Pours a red amber color with a small thin white head. Flavor is nice medium bitter hops with a roasty toffee malt backbone. Finishes crisp and mildly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3366) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 Rerate. sampled at Obriens, same general impressions. (For the style this was good; Iím just not a huge fan of the style. Poured a reddish amber; aroma of toffee and slight citrus hops. Flavor was about the same; dry finish.)


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