Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale (650ml Bottle)
Calico Amber Ale is brewed in the American Amber style. Full bodied and aromatic, it is brewed with 6 malts for deep red colour and full flavour.
Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a thick foamy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with a little soapiness and hops. Malty taste with nice hop balance. Beautiful, well balanced beer.
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguelly caramelly beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.