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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   ABV: -
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The original Calico Amber recipe.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (945) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On nitro at Old Grove. Pours a deep copper with a smooth off white head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, and some fruits. Taste is smooth and is mainly fruity, toasted malts, with some caramel and toffee and a tad of hops. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly watery, sweet, short finish. overall, lighter, maltier, slighty less tasty then Calico.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
we had this..er...copper colored ale on nitro and co2. pretty unassuming both ways but pleasantly malty with notes of nuts and caramel, very light earthy floral hops. As a full pour, nitro slightly prefered."

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarf (16) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smooth, creamy, easy-drinking session beer, especially when presented as a nitro draft! One of the best American ESBs I've had!

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (522) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
My sample was tainted as I had this on a nitro tap. Deep copper color, small but sturdy nitro head. The cream head hides any aromas of this beer. Smooth cream over a spicy hop bitter with light nut undertones. The cream and bitter spice plays off each other so well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On nitro at brewery. Hazy copper brown with a thick creamy white head. Malty, nutty, toffee aroma. Nice creamy silky light bodied palate. Tastes of cereal grain, nuts, and toffee with a lightly bitter dry finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nitro pour at RIBCO, pours a clear copper with a creamy white head that stays around forever, the aroma is really earthy with lots of bread and caramel, the flavor has a nice clean front end with lots of the bread and caramel through out, nitro makes it super smooth and enjoyable, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3331) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On nitro at Tap 25. It pours a perfect, clear copper penny color with a creamy off white head. The aroma is toast and earthy, herbal hops. Very fresh. The flavor is smooth notes of toast, herbal tea and earthy hop bitterness. Floral. Strong bitter finish. Drinkable and subtle yet complex. This is what I imagine the best of the English bitters to be like.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewBoxer (2060) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft at the ballast point brewery. Pours a light pale alish color . No peach or cream flavor . Not very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1925) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Copper reddish in color... Aroma of caramel malts... Had it on nitro, mouthfeel was extremely creamy like you'd expect, but flavor was sweet and malty, with a slightly bitter finish... Not much complexity or flavor but easy to drink.... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4401) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On nitro. Clear copper amber pour, with an off-white nitro creamy head. Caramel malt, a bit bready, and some bitterness. Creamy with a light body. Easy drinking, but not very interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with a thick off-white head and a light toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter finish.


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