Friday, March 12, 2010
Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale
While in California, I picked up a six-pack of Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale. The beer has a light amber color with a lofty foamy head. The smell is pretty faint but consists of earthy hops. The taste is malty on the front end and has a light lemon accent on the finish. The alcohol content is 5.0% ABV. The Amber Ale was a pretty decent beer and it has won a gold medal in the past. I think that is is a good representation of what an amber ale should be and with the alcohol content, it makes it a great session beer.