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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (396) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
bottle to glass widmouth pint jar. Pours a cloudy amber with a sparse tan head that dissapates quickly. Has mostly malty flavors with a touch of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1179) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Aroma of malt and a hint of hops. Amber color with a lasting thin white well laced head. A subdued taste of malt and hops with a medium body and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Amber with a white head. Kind of soft with grapefruit, caramel and malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. An ok one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2780) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
355ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours a reddish amber with off-white head. Overly syrupy and malty for an amber. Like other Ballast beers I’ve tried recently this definitely needs to be toned down a bit. Hard to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pkbites (739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle @ Twisted Cork, Muskego, Wisconsin. Deep/dark amber pour. Head dies quickly. Very bready nose. Less hops and more malt on the palate. Like a dry Bisquick biscuit. Very nice!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1521) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 26, 2015
Draught @ Taproom No307. Reddish copper color with small foamy beige head, fruity caramel aroma, low carbonation, sweet fruity taste, very little hops effect, long sweet finish. Too sweet and fruity for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (114) - - SEP 25, 2015
Muito saborosa e equilibrada. Os lúpulos marcam presença com um amargor médio e um aftertaste perfeito.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (270) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
From the tap the pour is clear and a beautiful red to dark auburn color with an off white head, the aroma is malts clean and hints of vanilla, the taste is Carmel malts work a good balance of hops, the mouthfeel is thin, overall a great amber beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4211) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 13, 2015
bottle at home from brewdog online
copper chestnut with fluffy beige head. nutty, caramelised, fruity, moderate carbonation, touch of earthy hops but all about the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 10, 2015
Probada en Puck Fair, Soho, NY. Amber ale americana que parece salida de un pub ingles. Cuerpo medio, color rojizo amarronado, aroma dulce predominante el caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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