Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ballast Point Brewing Company Calico Amber Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Ballast Point Brewing Company Calico Amber Ale.

From the Ballast Point Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Poured a clear copper with a nice off-white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Floral hops with sweet malt, caramel malt, biscuit, toasted sugar and candied dates.
Taste: Taste just like the aroma, citrus hop bitterness upfront with a lingering malt sweetness that keeps going on and on.
Overall: Ballast Point Brewing Company Calico Amber Ale is well worth trying. At 5.5% ABV this beer is exactly what fans of the style crave and is yet another stellar Ballast Point Brewing Company beverage.


Mark Harvey

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