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RATINGS: 1352   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.


3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
It was a good amber, all be it a weak one. I would have liked a little more robust of a taste. It was a bit too watery for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 Hazy light amber with a medium off white head. Light aroma of caramel, honey and citrus. Medium light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, this would make a decent session beer. Slightly fruity sweet flavor ending with a bready small hop bite. Nothing special, but decent nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Mediocre for Bells. Still a decent ale. Orange under tan head. Some hints of honey and citrus and maybe butterscotch in the nose. Fruity taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Bell's-- ahh I've head so many good things about Bell's, and until this point, I had only come across expensive sixers. Appearance: golden amber, small head- nice color. Sweet smell, maybe apple- maybe not- not quite sure. Is my nose working tonight? Bitter and kinda plain in taste. Yea, really bitter, but not really good bitter. Yea, plain. Kinda boring. Ehh, pass on this, go for something more adventurous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Great malty aroma. Appearance is light amber and slightly opaque. Flavor is crisp and refreshing with a good hop/malt balance, a fruit flavor is very noticeable. Surprising amount of body to this type of beer. Would definitely buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2004
A solid, session ale with a clean, wheaty malt aroma and flavor. Perfectly carbonated, a little more than I'd expected. Medium-light body. Lingering, fairly full palate. I'll get this again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004
I generally don't like Ambers. This is a really good beer. Pours more of a brownish color than an amber. Very cloudy with a decent head and some lacing. Smells like a typical amber. Fruity malts with a hint of hops. Tastes... man, this is almost more like a pale ale than Bell's Pale Ale. Very fruity with plenty of hops. Apricot? Not quite peach. Plenty sweet (although not as sweet as most ambers) but also plenty bitter. Very nice taste for an amber. Mouthfeel is creamy and full. Drinkability is good as this is easily a beer I will seek out again. Nice offering from Bell's

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
A orangy amber color with a fat frothy head. Nose is sweet and malty. Flavour starts out sweet hops make their presence known and the beer balances nicely. A very good malty amber.


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