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 (2493) - 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 (1796) - 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.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from Bells. This beer isnít really outstanding in any way, but it doesnít have any weaknesses either.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite tasty. nice hint of hops without that overpowering bitter pucker that some beers boast (and many of yíall love, iím sure)
great color and good balance of carbonation. it seems to me that many red/amber beers are either too flat or too bubbly for some reason. not this one, though.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good all around beer. A bit sweet.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop/malt balance in this amber. Pretty complex for an amber. Good session beer.