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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (839) - - DEC 12, 2012
buena birria comprada en puerto rico. en guaynabo encontre varios beer stores con buenas seleccion de gringas


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (205) - - APR 17, 2015
12oz bottle. No code date. Appearance: Deep amber red and clear, with a khaki head. Aroma: caramel, toasty malt hits the nose, with some floral and herbal hop notes. Taste: Caramel and toffee maltiness dominate, with a crisp, balancing bitterness. Hints of floral hops, but maltiness dominates with some vinous qualities. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a sharp carbonation. Finish: Floral hop bitterness perfectly balances the rich caramel maltiness. Very dry. Overall: A really nice drinking English pale/American Amber hybrid.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (407) - - APR 14, 2015
Look: pours a dark Amber. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: very heavy tropical fruit. Pineapple. Mango. Passion fruit. Bubble gum. Taste: bubble gum. Passion fruit. Pineapple. Feel: dry up front. Hop forward. Leaves a thick film in the mouth. Overall: ok beer. Looking for more citrus than tropical fruit. But still a good beer. First drank: home 4/13/15 Vintage:

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (864) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
This pours a deep amber color with a slight foamy head. The aroma is strong with sweet malts. The taste is simple, malty, and very easy drinking.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
j_bro (2) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Like an ESB, but a little smoother and more palatable. Enjoyable, but not my fave from this (great) brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (404) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2015
This beer pours a clear amber color with a lot of streaming bubbles and a medium two-finger off white head that had great retention and left a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark fruits, raisins, some mild spices, and earthy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma. The mouth feel is on the light to medium side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (233) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (485) - - MAR 14, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass. Amber appearance with a lacy beige head. Nice rounded malty flavor, mild sweetness balanced by a mild hop bitterness, of the fruity and floral variety. Solid amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (1001) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Large sample pour of caramel amber with a decent sized white head. Nose is caramel malts and paired with a citrus note, not too bitter though. Flavor follows, caramel and biscuity malts with again more citrus note.... Honestly, for a highly rated amber, I kinda wanted more... It’s not bad, it’s just not anythin really spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2537) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi - dark red color with a slight transparency about it allowing a light carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about a minute leaving some messy lacing roaming all about. The smell had a slight sweet caramel roasted nutty glossed over maltiness about it. The taste was basically the same as the aroma leaving a nice thick caramel malty aftertaste. A dry sweet finish ends off the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. It was mostly smooth. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Amber / Red ale.


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