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 (4393) - 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.
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew has a mild aroma if any at all. Its head died out very quickly. It has a nice amber brown color. My initial taste contained a hint of a fore taste that I later tasted on the back of my throat. It contained some carbonation and was a little watery in flavor.
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great golden brown color. First taste moves you but the second taste engulfs you. There is a great malty fruit flavor. A great beer you can have all evening and not worry about the reprocusions in the morning. This beer especially goes well with a nice American burger. Cheers
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. nice. yeasty and hearty with a neat hazy orange/brown color but still goes down smooth with a little sweetness and a pleasant touch of hops.