drsordr (1009) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For my 1000th rating, I am enjoying a beer at the oldest tavern in the US, the Bell in Hand in Boston with the company of my wife. Reportedly an amber brewed by Sam Adams specifically for this bar. Pours more copper than amber. Nose caramel and sweet malt. Taste mild bitter up front, followed by the caramel and sweet malt mid palate. Actually a little dank hop late. Not all bad, but the history makes up for what the beer lacks.
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a single finger head. Sweet aroma. Almost like cinnamon. Medium mouth. Taste is biscuity. Hints of sugar. Some light bitterness rounds the sweetness out. Lots of grain.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average ale, on tap at bell in hand, Boston ale, light, amber hue, light, overall decent
hombrepalo (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this was the regular Amber with a different name, taste is similar, light malty and lacking flavor. Had this a summer ago at the Bell in Hand, walked in here cause it was hot as hell outside and this had a sign outside saying this was the oldest tavern in America, had to do it! The beer itself was nothing special.
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The annual Fall Boston trip.
This was easy drinking beer with some modest hop taste and caramel malts. A hint of toffee and a dry finish.
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at this historic tavern during our New England vacation 2011. Very rich in color with nice hop note. A decent session ale in the traditional style.
rosenbergh (6590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Bell in Hand Tavern, Boston, MA.
Clear amber colour with small to average off-white head.
Mild malty aroma with English style sweet hoppy notes.
Some caramel sweetness, English style fruity hops and mild dry bitterness in flavour. Some bitterness in aftertaste too. Highly drinkable but boring.