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RATINGS: 1451   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
An amber ale in name only. Everything about this beer screams pale ale. Good, complex aroma. Citrus and hops, as well as dry grass. Orange, with considerable sediment in the bottle. Large, off white head. Flavor is light citrus and hops, with considerable sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Had this one bottled. Not a bad red, although different in many ways from a standard red like Killians. Certainly lacks some of the potency of hop flavor, but more nuanced, caramel like sweetness and smoothness. Rerate 10/6/2012: I actually stand by everything I said earlier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2005
Lots of dry malt in the nose and the body. Hops are subtle. Clean, crisp and smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2005
Excellent amber with copper color and particulates in the beer. Nice head out of bottle. Terrific blend of hop and malt and sweet tea undertone that results in an excellent Bell’s Beer!!! This one in my book is again underrated. Not the best but definitely a superior Amber.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
Amber color with a dark beige smaller head. Citrus and caramel seem to highlight the aromas. Crisp and sharp feel. Not smooth like I would prefer this style. Light milk caramel with an acidic hops backdrop. Seems to have a light sour fruit contingency as well. Different from your average amber, unfortunately different does not always mean better.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color. Mostly taste of sweet malt, not much hop here. Finishes pretty smooth though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 9, 2005
Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. I came into this beer with negativity, since I’d heard friends rag on this flagship, but I was pleasently surprised. The aroma was a mellow caramel. The flavors had a perfect balance of malt and hops. This is something I can appreciate, as I’m not a hop head, and while I enjoy a good dose of malt, it can get old. I think this is a beer I could enjoy for some time. It finishes smooth and crisp and leaves a nice lingering flavor on the tounge. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2005
Dunae, again thanks. Poured red, with an orangeish head. Foamy and good lacing. Rich malty beer yeast aroma. Hops is the first taste, 2nd and 3rd. Smooth with crsip clean taste. Light (desired) mouth feel. Hops again to finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2005
Bottle. Orange yellow in color with a nice head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Smooth tasting. Smooth malty flavor. Nice hop character. Clean tasting. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2005
Fantastic flavour dancing all over. At first it isn’t surprising but it definitely keeps you coming back. Great amber colour with some suspended yeast. Head was quickly gone, but that didn’t seem to matter. A nice subtle sweet taste to go with some nice hops. This one can go down easily. Thanks to bswatzky for this one.


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