heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft. Attractive hop character, the hop flavors are quite similar in taste to the two hearted ale, however they are less intense, and balanced by a more íamberí malt character. This is a quality amber ale.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
hated it. every time iíve gone back to try it again because i canít pinpoint why. thereís some funky aftertaste. Iíve always heard good things about Bellís and i do like the porter, but this just doesnít do it for me.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
And I made fun of hippies! What a great beer! There are only a few bars that carry it locally but it is worth going to therm. Girls with dumb clothes, guys with trust funds and denim overalls, and spactular beer on draught. Sometimes people I look down on are right!
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent amber ale. Still does not compare to their stout or to Capitals amber ale
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bob klein, author of the beer loverís rating guide, rates this one a dead zero, lower than keystone light. what a dope; hey, he likes rolling rock better than anything by spaten or hofbrau. bellís amber is a bottle-conditioned offering, and relatively chunky, depending upon your decanting skills. iím used to jump-starting stale ales by aggressive pouring, so this one is loaded with a swirling galaxy of particulate matter, it resembles a snow-dome. hazy yellow like a horned owlís eyes and a handsome frothy top. very inviting aroma, honey, suede, faint citrus like grand mariner. good balanced flavor, lightly sweet, lightly bitter. finish? you bet i will.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice stuff--full, sweet malt body, and a nice touch of flowery hops, rather than the blast Iím used to from APAs.
TAR (2470) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good for an AMber. I mean, how good can ambers actually be. This is bottle conditioned which is trhe best thing about it, Rich, hoppy and some Munich malt sweetness make this beer enjoyable.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far better than many other íredí beers. Has a strong buiscuity character that is distracting and the last sample I had was a bit hazy. Still a good beer worthy of a try.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2003 Very balanced pale ale with a nice malty body and better than average hop character, seems like Cascades.
I have to say I was expecting much more than I got though for the $8.49 price per six pack. A lot of people sing Bells praises but I've got to say that this beer is really no more enjoyable or special than a less expensive pale ale from Good Island or Bluegrass or a host of others.
JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2001
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasnít too impressed with this beer. It had a good color and aroma, but I didnít like the initial aftertaste. It had a strange bittersweet taste that didnít appeal to me, although I am probably in the minority.