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RATINGS: 1374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2002
bob klein, author of the beer lover’s 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. bell’s amber is a bottle-conditioned offering, and relatively chunky, depending upon your decanting skills. i’m 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 owl’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Really nice stuff--full, sweet malt body, and a nice touch of flowery hops, rather than the blast I’m used to from APAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2001
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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
Far better than many other ’red’ 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2001
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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2001
I wasn’t too impressed with this beer. It had a good color and aroma, but I didn’t like the initial aftertaste. It had a strange bittersweet taste that didn’t appeal to me, although I am probably in the minority.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Another winner from Bells. This beer isn’t really outstanding in any way, but it doesn’t have any weaknesses either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2001
quite tasty. nice hint of hops without that overpowering bitter pucker that some beers boast (and many of y’all love, i’m 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2001

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2001
Good all around beer. A bit sweet.


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