Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 ReRate again! this beer is just not that good. this bottle i had was pretty fresh and it just didnít do it for me. the beer was lightly carbonated, smelled like seaweed and toasted grains. herbal/tea flavors with a very flimsy body. highly over-rated amber in my book!
ReRate-another one of the origonal ratings that i had to go back to. pous a copper hue with small white head. medium carbonation. slightly buttery dyacytl aroma, especially on the older of the 2 bottles i had. the toasty malts are the most represented in this beer. some hops in the finish-earthy and dry. not a bad amber, but not one of the best either.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer. Nice color and general balanced flavor between hops and the rest. I slight hint of sweetness. Looking forward to the rest of their beers.
deadboi7799 (62) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
havent had to much of this yet but what ive had its pretty good stuff will deffently be buying more in the future
heykevin (1277) - 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 (2518) - 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.