dflip (27) - USA - APR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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 (5290) - 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 (1646) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (2837) - 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.