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RATINGS: 1360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Tap. Decent head dissipated moderately quickly, nice lacing. Good aroma and mouthfeel. Malty sweet with a nice hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 On tap. This had a small, white head that went away quickly. Slight hops aroma and a little sweet honey wth some bubble gum. The flavor has a little bitterness and some nutty wheat bite. The after taste was relatively bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Amber-red color, dissipating head. Subtle aromas of sweet orange, subdued spiciness. Rich flavors and mouthfeel. Quite sweet and fruity, very satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Awesome. The label is pretty lame though. Nice fruity hop aroma and taste. A little sweet, too. rerate. probably the best the amber i’ve had. total balance between hops and a sweet malt. excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Not bad. Deep reddish color, white head. Not much aroma. Pleasant malt sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Amber appearance. Aroma is a spicy orange. Flavor is slightly bitter with some sweet citrus notes. Creamy aftertaste. Considering the style Bells has done a fantastic job with this beer. A must for a session drinker!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
not bad..not good. typical amber though cloudier than most. Finish was very lager like and not enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Light carmel/amber color, low/moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of haze, but very little. The head disappeared pretty quick. Average aroma for an amber, metallic and malty. Malty and metal also in the flavor, pretty good, just what one would expect from Bell's. It's a shame though, that I had to spend my evening on Valentine's Day with this instead of my girlfriend in CO.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 13, 2004
Pours with a look of a lite iced tea... well, except for the thick tan head! I noticed that this beer is nicely carbonated, and has floating sediment. First wiff of this stuff tells you that it is sweet. Extremely drinkable, especially for the style. Alchohol, though not strong, is present. I definitely would say that the Amber Ale is a spicy beer. The aftertaste is pleasant, and equals the delight of actually drinking the beer. I love it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Perfectly bright amber color, full, fresh, head of foam, soon setling. Aroma: all-malty, nutty, smooth. Taste: nice, but brief, hop buzz, then comes the rich, tasty maltiness, sweet, caramelly. Extraordinarily drinkable, an eminent candidate for a session ale if there ever was one. Medium bodied, zesty hops, a bit buttery, warm and delicious. A very nice throw'em-back kind of ale, the Bell's flagship brew, and a beer I would never refuse. Yum.


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