Calico Copper Amber Ale

12 oz single, $1.99 from CBX, Charleston, SC, USA.
Pour is a deep red with slightly off-white head that leaves some nice, sticky lace. The lace is an important feature of this style for me. Good clarity on the pour.
Nose and tastes show plenty of malty sweetness, but being faithful to the American version of this style there is also plenty of hop character to balance it out. It finishes dry (which is what I want the style to do), and it leaves me with some nice, hoppy burps. Caramel and toffee notes against the malt background, some (light if that’s possible) molasses as well.
To be honest this drinks much bigger than either the style or the ABV would suggest, and in some ways it reminds me a little of a much bigger (in all respects), American Strong Ale.
Drinkable and punches a touch above its weight. Solid beer from a solid brewer.

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07/30/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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