argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor thatís unexpected for an amber. But thereís a lot of sweetness, too much so.
AleConnoisseur (29) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. It seems to have a good blend of hops to give it a very good taste, with an aroma that is excellent. I would have to say one of the best beers that i have had i would suggest it to anyone.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice touch for an amber, a nice light flavor with a decent hop finish. iíll probably get this again
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not a huge fan of ambers, but the hops in this one made it a bit better than others I have had.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice amber color. Aroma is of caramal, malt, citrus and just a tiny bit of a floral note. Tastes like the description, just a bit sweet and a little hoppy. This is probably my favorite amber.
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is very bitter and very hoppy. The hops are almost overpowering. Greatly distracting from my enjoyment from the rest of the brew. I donít quite get it. Maybe I donít have tolerance for hops or something. Every time someone mentions nice restrained hops, I can rest assured that Itís going to make my mouth burn. So, thatís my soapbox rant for today.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange/amber pour with little head. Aroma reminds me a little of sweet tea with lemon. Nice body with a little hop bite at the end. Thanks to MaxPower for this one.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers, my man, you write a fine review and you are a beer lover and trader par excellance, but you are hopeless when it comes to birds. That, my friend, is no swan, it is a GBH (great blue heron), a more spectacular bird than a cygnus, in my eyes. About the brew, however, you and I agree exactly. The definitive 3.6 - well made, sturdy, dependable. A fine rich malt action generously balanced.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Pale orange-amber color, nice foamy head leaves a nice lace. Cloudy with floating yeast. Clean mild hop aroma, very balanced medium body feels full on the palate, nice hop bite in the finish, a little sour.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When the name Bellís comes up in Michigan, the two images people most frequently conjure are Oberon and Amber. The two most commercially successful of the Bellís beers. Bellís amber has a wonderful warmth to it ... a comfort food of beers. Dark amber with moody yeast swirls spiriting through the pint glass. A slight orange hue on an otherwise pristine white head. The hops are a little stronger than many ambers, but oh those malts! Those malts burst through on each sip ... like a hatchling escaping an egg. Similar to all Bellís products, this beer is yeast-y but that doesn not detract. To borrow a line from Hugh Hood, íNothing ever tasted any better than a cold Bellís Amber on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to but more of the same.í