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RATINGS: 1466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goose (3) - Wildwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
Two words - liquid heroin ! sweet like candy, glowing amber hue a well balanced ale, not for everybody but one of my top choices !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Do they make a bad beer? Tried this the other night for the first time in a while, and I can say is that I need to get a case of this next trip to the store. Hazy orange with some nice frothy off white head. Nose is rich malt and yeast, light light floral hops as well. Taste is a rich malt backbone, semisweet, with a nice yeast and hop note.Nice body. Proof that a beer doesnt need to be overloaded and big to be tasty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mxsinder (2) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005 does not count
This brown ale is fantastic for a moderately priced pick-up. Almost no beers that can be commonly found in the grocery store (in Michigan) can be compared, and it is a great beer to introduce to non-beer lovers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2005
The color is a deep rust red that darkens toward the top. Nose is sweet with fruit accents of apple and pear that gives way to a nice caramel finish. The medium-bodied ale has a sweet flavor that manages to be remarkably smooth and rich. A very good amber that brings depth to an often one-note style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2005
12oz - Packaged on June 23, 2005 - Aroma is malty, carmel and a touch of hops. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium head and great lasting lacing. The best looking amber Iíve seen. Flavor is subtle hop followed by a smooth carmel malt back. Palate is smooth and clean. Always been one of my favorite session brews and always will be.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2005
Amber & Pizza Night. Hazy orange. Aroma of lush fruit, sweet caramel and honey. Subtle taste with amazing balance and a light finish. Creamy fruits & caramel. Medium body thatís very smooth with fine, light carbonation. Smooth sailing and one to convert non-beer drinkers. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bought from a local party store. A sour yeasty, with slight hint of hops smell. Flavor starts with an initial sour, almost bread like in character, then finishes with a malty, almost marzen flavor. Not a bad beer. Amber in color, not much head. Also, there were yeast particles floating around as well, with a layer of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Iím not much for amber ales, but this one is drinkable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
On tap at Banderaís, Chicago, IL. Cloudy amber ale having small diminishing white head. Sour smelling aroma, like an old bar. No discernable carbonation. Medium-bodied ale that starts and finishes with a sweet malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. A good drinkable beer that went well with roasted chicken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Slightly above average amber from Bells. Pours out amber (how about that). Nose of malts, some pleasent hops, big caramel, touch of honey also. Flavor is similar, but quite sweet. Malts and caramel and toffee the big heads in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Not my most favorite amber. Beautiful color, not much head, great malty aroma. I found the hops to be a bit more on the bitter side than I like, overwhelming the maltiness that could have been.


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