beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is cloudy/creamy pale yellowish amber gold, very gem-like, never have I seen an amber like this. Head was small and off-white, faded slowly leaving some tight lacy patches.
Smell is faint, very clean, a bit sweet and fruity, very soft and pleasant.
Taste is very crisp and clean with a perfectly balanced combo of mild fruity hop and sweet malt. Oh, the finish is what got me going and wanting more, its a deep, earthy, even smokey, little pleasure that just gets slightly dry, and is just so smooth the whole way through its amazing. I just wanted to keep drinking it. Feel is a full-medium bodied delight, very nicely light and clean with that spectacular finishing quality I just had a weakness for. Great stuff!
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottled & bottle conditioned). Faintly sweet malt aroma, cloudy lighter-than-copper color (which is very attractive). Moderate body with a slightly sweet pale malty tinge. Nice clean bitterness fades shortly after the finish. Moderate carbonation adds to the body perception. I'd like to see this in a filtered version.
john2364 (3) - USA - MAY 21, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
color is a dark cloudy orange great looking beer. Flavor tasts a little sweet, but is a little too hoppy for me at the end. aroma is a little weak. smooth full texture. good beer but A little too much hop for me, but I tend to like very little hop.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thin white head, cloudy deep orange appearance. weak malty nose, medium/thin palate, slight alcohol bite, sweet malty caramel flavor, bitter finish. A good beer, but not my favorite from Bell's.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker golden color, slightly sweet nose, touch of hops at the finish. Has somewhat of a caramel sweetness to it.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and carmel taste with a moderate bitter edge. Unlike any American amber that I've ever had.
Hysteria (38) - USA - APR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft. Dark straw color, cloudy appearance. Lacks hop bite up front. Full malt flavor but a bit too sweet for my taste. Stronger hops would let me rate this brew higher.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perhaps the best amber ale I have ever had. Smooth with a strong carmel flavor that was perfect after a meal.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haven't had the Bells Amber since the old days in Albion...a nice amber ale, with rich malty flavors nicely balanced by a bit of hops. I have to admit my heart sank when one of the bottles was flat, but the others came through for me. A solid beer, but not my favorite Bells beer by any means.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer on tap and really enjoyed it.In fact, this is a beer that I would drink all night at a bar or party.In fact, one just wasn't enough.Went down very smooth.