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RATINGS: 1462   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Lots of grain on the nose. A little light in color for an amber ale. The palate is spot on medium with a wonderful malty tecture. The hops come out more as the beer warms. The beer finishes fruity. A good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Bottle: I'm really not a big fan of Ambers, but does Bell's make anything that is not just terrific? Malty sweet nose. Pale amber color and just full of floaties. Thick for the style. Nice caramel flavor. Beautiful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5605) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Orange/Bronze colour with a very thin and short-lived tan head. Pale, malty, slightly hoppy and slightly sweet aroma. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour more than makes up for the lack of aroma. Slight astringinent flavour with a ever-present hoppiness and even the smallest of sweetnesses. Aftertaste definately bittered from the malt and suffers from the Astringent characteristics, but is not bad at all. Overall, this is fairly good for an amber, worth a try if you can find it. I was lucky enough to get this twelve ounce bottle in a local trade with Jah_noth, thanks again Dan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5674) - 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 (4115) - 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 (4849) - 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.

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