WabashMan (1013) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 A fairly light, crisp, and refreshing offering from Bells. This one is nice, but would be much more suited to a summer’s day than when I currently find myself sampling it. Still, this one is slightly sweet in flavor, and goes down fairly easy. RERATE: Tried this one again on draft at a "Ned Kelly’s Steakhouse" which is apparently Illinois’s solution to Outback, and it was a TOTALLY different experience. The flavor was much more full, without losing that refreshing aspect. Find this one of draft for a really nice amber!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: This has a sweet malty aroma and a touch of hops. Flavor is well balanced and moderately bitter. The fullest bodied amber I've had. Very enjoyable, even by someone who doesn't care for the style.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet to the touch. I had to take a pause after I took my first sip. I was drinking Birra Moretti before this and was not expecting it to come along so brutishly. Ripping and tearing apart my taste buds like a box of sour patch kids mixed with rusty nails. Not bad, not bad at all.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a classic session beer. It has enough malts to provide a slightly sweet flavor. But it is hopped well enough to be balanced. A touch of fruitiness makes it a grand beer experience.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
She appears dirty...which I like..She gives excellent head and maintains her dirty lace. Taste is very citrusy.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More of a honey color than amber. Decent head. Malt/orange aroma. A malty/ earthy/ slight citrus flavor, very pleasant. There is a surprising amount of sediment in this beer, for an amber, but not unexpected for a bottled
Bells, which I like.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad for an amber. Not my style. Had worse had better. This was my first Bells product and have a few other choices to go. Hopefully they are just as good or better than this one.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber is not the first style I reach for, but a friend who I trust recommended it and I was not let down. As with all Bell's there is a fullness to this Amber that reclaims the style from the American "Red" beers. A wonderfully balanced malty sweetness followed by slightly barleywinish alchohol lift at the end.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking pour, smooth taste. This is a great red, especially from a tap.
Sixpack595 (13) - USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper color with full white head. Slightly sweet, fruity aromas and taste. Mild hops. I can see myself keeping this one in the fridge for macro drinkers, or more sophisticated tasters alike. Good, but accessible.