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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pours a copper color with a huge white head and excellent lace. Aroma and flavor is of hops. This is what I would describe as a cloudy pale ale. Nice thick mouthfeel to go along with the other sences. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is a nice blend of malts and hops. Pours more of an transparent orange than an amber. A little sediment floating around. Not much of a head. Taste is sweet (caramel) and finishes just slightly bitter. Very short lived, slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice balance. I don’t really find anything all that spectacular about this beer. It is good, but an average rating of 3.6? Bell’s reputation?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Update: On my last sip, I noticed this intensely beautiful aroma that I associate with my favorite pilsners, of all things. Also, I marvel at the subtlety of this beer. This is really excellent, quiet and elegant. Top notch. Old: Yeasty beer with a long lasting fluffy head. Slightly sour aroma, but everything about the smell is slight. Flavor is a bit slight, too, but what is there is quite nice. Some light, creamy apricot notes keep it interesting. I like it more and more as I get through the glass. Fine beer, though if I were to order one of Bell?s lighter beers, it would be their magnificent brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
This gleaming brew was acquired in trade with CB and TAR, Thanks you guys!
Pours a hazy amber body with a mountainous and rocky tan head. This ones got some big chunks of oatmeal looking stuff floating around. The nose is sweet and malty. The barley is most present, along with some notes of summer honeysuckle and caramel. The flavor brings most of the same attributes as the aroma.. with the addition of a tart lemony bite in the finish. Overall it’s exceptionally drinkable…. More mentions of caramel than most Ambers; and a little graininess, maybe Rye that differentiates the Amber Ale from others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbone52384 (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004 does not count
A very rich beer. I'm not much for ambers but i still enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2004
Bottle at Union Jack's Pub in Speedway, IN on 4/1/2004. Bottle pours a nice looking amber color with a nice head and lace all the way down. The aroma is slightly hop like. The flavor is sweet malt with a good bitter balance. Rich body provides some nice backbone to this. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dflip (27) - USA - APR 2, 2004
Poors a nice head from the start with a beautiful golden-amber color. I found this beer very refreshing, not overly hoppy-slight hops in the aftertaste (and I love hoppy beers, but not in this style), and a malty taste that is sweet at the initial taste (in the aftertaste only the maltiness remains). I love Bells beers and this is another great one in its arsenal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
This may be the best amber ale out their. Pours a wonderful amber in color with a lasting white head. great malt flavor with a slight sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Tap. Decent head dissipated moderately quickly, nice lacing. Good aroma and mouthfeel. Malty sweet with a nice hop finish.

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