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RATINGS: 692   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, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


3.3
   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 (5626) - 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 (3343) - 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.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

clear dark amber, fine beige head, sweet nutty malt aroma with a hint of chocolate, solid hop flavor on a well balanced cqrmel malt base, nice lingering bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
had this one in san diego. pours a bubbly, dark amber, thin off-white head, okay lacing. smell is roasted malt, hops, touch of citrus. taste is creamy, malts, slight tin, some bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (556) - California, USA - APR 27, 2008
A- Pours a deep dark orangish color with a small, off white head. S- Smells of grain, hops, a tad sweet. T- It has a piney hop taste as well as a subdued spiciness. There is a slight refreshing nutty flavor. Leaves a slight bitter flavor in the mouth for quite a while following the first sip. M- Slightly carbonated, average viscosity... not too thick not too thin, just about right. D- This beer is highly refreshing and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. Poured a deep amber body with thin head. Aroma is caramel, musty. Flavor is a thick sweet malt, caramel and light sharp tones sometime being metallic. Hoppy ESB. Syrupy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pretty nice aroma, sweet, fairly rich malt, toffee, fruity, bittering/floral hops in the background. Flavor was ok, same balance of largely sweet malt with the bittering hops holding things together, but sort of died out as the glass went down. Not bad, and I must say I probably would have rated this higher had I had it as a two ounce sample...

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Dark red pour with a quickly dissipating medium head. Fruity malt aroma. Grainy taste balanced by a nice bitterness.


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