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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5519) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 2003 Tap. Hazy orange, with some darker amber/brown tinges. Moderate amount of white head. Smells slightly fruity and hoppy. . . Opens up with a big punch of. . .cascade hops? If not cascades, it’s quite similar. Hmm, citrus on an amber ale? This is interesting. Dries out and texture becomes papery and astringent (mildly). Body is medium to light at best. Malt is not strong, and body tastes soapy. Finishes with some grainy malt texture. Beer is completely lacking of any sweetness. Way to dry and the medium-light body does not ameliorate this. Thought they had given me a bells pale ale after the first sip. 2004 bottle. Tastes like a completely different beer. Quite good, tastes like belgian yeast, light caramel flavor and almost spicey hops as well. Very nice spritzy mouthfeel dosent get boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Murky orange with big floaties (and I poured pretty carefully) with a small white head. Some nutty maltiness, but mostly bitter citrus hop flavors. I wouldn't have identified this as an amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Cloudy orange. Smells slightly fruity, hoppy. Different. A little lighter than other Bell's beers. Slightly bitter but not that long of a finish. Sweet. Not bad at all for a Bell's product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4820) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Bottle. Pretty good. A little sweet, some hops flavor, but nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Typical amber ale---well, typically good. Nothing really bad about it, but nothing stands out as better than the rest out there. Good balance of malt and hops, no bitterness, smooth finish, cloudy appearance makes it somewhat different....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Sweet aroma with a hint of marshmallow. Thick, cloudy,copper appearance with tiny bubbles. Fluffy head that dissipates and leaves no acing. Rich flavor with a unique sweetness that is not too cloying. Balanced nicely with a hop spice. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Dark golden cloudy color with thin head. Malty aroma with a touch of wheat.Nice hoppy finish with no aftertaste. Feels smooth in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drywallman (358) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Had this at the Horn Bar on Mackinac Island while on a family trip. It had a long lasting head in the glass, had a nice amber color, with just the right amount of carbonation, and a sweet malt taste with grassy hops. A good drinker during a session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2003
dark golden colour with a thin head. The nose is quite strong and the alcohol is quite present. Malty and kind of wheaty with an alcohol aftertaste. Not bad overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2010 Cloudy golden with a thin layer of head. Fruity nose--berries with a light touch of banana. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Nicely hoppy with a good malt backbone. A delicious drinkin’ ale.

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