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 (3191) - 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 (4641) - Fort Wayne, 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 (5281) - 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.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick head and lace that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Cloudy orange color. Nice blending of malt and hop bitterness.Fairly thick consistancy. Overall a very nice brew.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 A fairly light, crisp, and refreshing offering from Bells. This one is nice, but would be much more suited to a summer’s day than when I currently find myself sampling it. Still, this one is slightly sweet in flavor, and goes down fairly easy. RERATE: Tried this one again on draft at a "Ned Kelly’s Steakhouse" which is apparently Illinois’s solution to Outback, and it was a TOTALLY different experience. The flavor was much more full, without losing that refreshing aspect. Find this one of draft for a really nice amber!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: This has a sweet malty aroma and a touch of hops. Flavor is well balanced and moderately bitter. The fullest bodied amber I've had. Very enjoyable, even by someone who doesn't care for the style.