ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice head. pretty beer. light caramel smells... a very well balanced beer with a nice, long, dry after taste. a bit thin, but a damn good beer, overall.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Decent head dissipated moderately quickly, nice lacing. Good aroma and mouthfeel. Malty sweet with a nice hop finish.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-red color, dissipating head. Subtle aromas of sweet orange, subdued spiciness. Rich flavors and mouthfeel. Quite sweet and fruity, very satisfying.
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Deep reddish color, white head. Not much aroma. Pleasant malt sweetness.
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not bad..not good. typical amber though cloudier than most. Finish was very lager like and not enjoyable.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!