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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a white foamy head that laces well. Dark amber with a slight haze. The aroma has some heave coffee notes. Medium body with a flat finish, the extra hops are evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"Bells slipped a little here. Poured a cloudy amber color with some sedmientation. Aroma was of strong caramel little citrus Flavor was the same with some hops and citrus. Good beer, but not as good as other bells"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 30-Jan-06 in trade with Sully, thanks Mike!) Batch 7206. The fruity and vaguely malty nose isnít especially aromatic, but thatís okay, this beer isnít especially flavorful or interesting either. Generic maltiness I normally attribute to a pale ale at a mediocre brewpub is moderately sweet, fruitiness is up-front, and grassy hops is mildly bitter for acceptable balance, but the flavor is just plain boring. I occasionally taste a bit of herb and spice, the distant flavor of coriander being triggered in my mind. Medium "plus" body is very nice, as is the moderate carbonation, but this beer sits lifelessly on the palate because the beer lacks any snap or zip. Dirty orange color is fully cloudy and the small, foamy, off-white head shows solid retention and patchy lacing. Even though Bellís makes a lot of great beers, this totally failed to capture my attention and is a below-average amber ale to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2006
A really nice beer. Pours orangey amber with a decent head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is sweet citrus, flavor is malty and sweet -- the sweetness increases with drinking but never becomes cloying. It tastes as if there is some wheat in this brew but I have no idea. On the bottle it says "A unique copper ale crafted from mostly pale malts for a rich, sweet flavor unlike any other." Hey, theyíre right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Quite enjoyable and readily available around southeast michigan. To me this is almost an ale, lager hybrid as some of the malts and hops are those often used in lagers, but the process is ale. Itís smooth, crisp, aromatic. Malts are kinda bready, hops seem like a german/american hybrid, if that makes any sense. Nice medium body fits casual drinking with meals and such, or times when you care to really think about your beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Batch #7183. Amber/orange in color. Aroma is citrus and some hops. Fairly sweet in taste. I try to always have some of this in the fridge. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: amber-orange color with a small head. Aroma: Hoppy citrus. Flavor: malt, sweet caramel. Thank to Piscator34

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pleasing look. Amber color with a nice head. Looks better then it tastes. Not much of a WOW factor. Seems to have an abudance of hops and malts, but nothing prominent. I wouldnít drink more than one at a time. Maybe best for me for an after dinner drink. My wife enjoyed this more, so Iíll likely be trying this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2006
draft. Hoppy citrus aroma. Light burnt orange appearance with no head. Almost no malt flavor with the dominance of hops. light bodied with lots of carb feel and a slight malt feel and a balance of hops from start to finish. Didnt care for this beer much.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bellís Amber Ale is what an American Amber Ale, which has range within this broad style, really should be. Lots of beers fall under the amber ale category, and sadly, far too many of them, are boring, middle of the road yawners. Amber Ale really is an American pale ale with some malt brawn. You should get some really good hop aromas and flavors of a pale ale, but you also should get some good sweet malt character to stand up to those hops, much more than in pale ale or IPA. A good American amber ale strikes a balance between hops and malts, giving the beer lover the best of both. Bellís Amber Ale is a bench mark example of a great American Amber Ale. This beer is brewed with mostly pale malts, but you will also find a good portion of caramel and Munich malts in the grain bill, to give this beer a firm malt back bone. Bellís Amber Ale pours to a deep amber color with a thick, dense, creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just bursting with aromas of fresh cirtic hops, sweet and nutty malt, and juicy fruity aromas. The palate is firm with lots of big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some grainy flavor, and a nice back drop of juicy, estery fruit flavors. Bellís Amber Ale finishes with more of those malty flavors up front, then ends with a slightly cirtic tang that lingers. This beer is just so fresh, flavorful, and delicious. I could literally drink liters of this stuff, and one could have a session with this beer, as it is only 5.5% abv. Amber Ale is a very food friendly dish, and would work well with a number of dishes. Anything from a big, juicy, NY Strip steak, to grilled bratwurst and saurkraut.

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