tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red in color. The palate is great- creamy, smooth, just the right amount of carbonation. Smells hoppy, spicy, floral. Tastes hoppy, a bit fruity and fairly sweet.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 rerate, May 22, 2007: Right there with Ipswich as the most perfectly balanced beer. Perfect amount of sweet caramel malt, crisp and delicious.
Original rating, Mar 24, 2006 (3.9):rich copper color with a small head and nice lacing. very nice, if slightly subdued aroma of sweet malt with a hoppy presence. Flavor is very lightly sweet and carmely with a fair amount of hoppieness. Rich fruity tones. Very nicely balanced, finishes moderatly hopped and lightly dry.
foutzdj (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a nice copper color with a sweet aroma. Was pretty cloudy with sediment. Flavor is sweet with a hops bite. Palate was fair, nothing special. Good but not the best amber ale
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 12, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
this is right up there with one of the worst ambers Iíve ever tasted. it tastes like moldy bread
Vatruvian (27) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the bottle. Your basic brown/amber ale with a little more sweetness and fruit. Good quality but not outstanding.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sully Thanks!
Pours a nice amber, with a slim head but clinging lace. Aroma is strawberry malt with hops afterthoughts. Bits of cereal interdispersed as well. Flavor is a blunt fruity malt flavor, with touches of hops and bitters. Palate suits. Another quality brew from Bells.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Bier Stube, Moline, IL. Pours a nice clear brownish orange. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice finish.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/orange color, clear body with average creamy off-white head. Lacing good. Not too powerful in terms of aroma - light hops. Noticeable fizzy carbonation, flavor long in duration with light/moderate bitterness and notes of citrus.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Pours medium amber with a slightly off-white head that never quits. Very strong malty and doughy aroma. Flavor has medium hops, but a strong yeasty and malty taste. Slight odd medicinal flavor as well. maybe a little bit like tea. Mild carbonation and a beautiful beer to the end.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orangish amber with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of toasted bready malts, estery notes of pears and nectarines. Taste is crispy cracker cereal maltiness. Toasted bread with a smokey sweetiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky with spritzy carbonation. Good, but mostly forgettable.