gripweed57 (882) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep amber orange color. Small creamy beige head. Subtle toasted malt nose. Notes of bready and grassy hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor has a touch of brown sugar and pecans. Finishes spicy with faint resiny hops. Medium bodied and nicely balanced.
Jamesthebrit (323) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahh i still remember fighting with the wedding planner that this was a light beer.
Aroma has hints of citrus but mostly malty. Nothing amazing but solid for the style.
For the style looks great... Mostly because it’s not Amber colored. More like a pumpkin
Taste is malty yeasty. Slightest hint of hops. Subtle citrus notes.
Plate is medium medium minus body. Finish is medium... Malty. Carbonation is medium medium plus. Not aggressive.
The best Amber I’ve had for sure. This isn’t anything special but for the style a great beer. Perfect for any occasion really.
ordybill (462) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Had an awesome floral aroma with a follow on of a sweet yeast scent.
Appearance- The color was an off orange color with a small head.
Taste- Excellent flavor, Medium bodied with a sweet initial flavor followed by a slight bitter finish
Palate- Great on the tongue slightly thick texture with light carbonation.
Overall- An excellent beer, Bell’s has done it again.
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour, with an off white head. Malty, a bit fruity, caramel, bread, and mildly hopped finish. Ok.
Minderbinder (2318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, fruits. Taste is of malt, caramel, sugar, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Straight-forward. Good for what it is, but I’m not a huge fan of the style.
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Amber color with a scattering of off-white foam. Bit of a semi-skunk aroma with light roasted caramel and softer, sweeter malt underneath. Taste is straight forward with clean nutty caramel and light sweetness with some hop bitterness through the finish. Soft mouthfeel. Nice.
sudomorph (810) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a semi opaque, brilliant orange with some slight sediment and a thin head. Aroma has smooth notes of caramel, dark fruits, bread, and a bit of fruityness. Taste is balanced. Mild caramel and bread mixed with mild fruity esters, a hint of dark fruits, and a slightly darker malt on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a lively carbonation. Overall an easy drinking, balanced, brew with smooth flavours of caramel, bread, and dark fruits.
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. An amber pour with a white head; aroma of malt and some grassy hops; rich fruity taste; and some lingering malt. Pleasant enough.
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taco Mac: Pours amber with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, grains, and a little toffee. Taste is slight bubble gum, a little caramel, and sweet malt. Almost no detectable hop notes. Medium body, high carbonation, this is a decent red.
Dacrza (583) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE REVIEWED: August 14, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: more Shark Week...APPEARANCE: orange bron amber body; two-finger, creamy off-white head; slowly effervescent and rather hazy; a decent-looking pint; nice, thick lacing... AROMA: floral hops mesh with caramel malts; sweet confectioners’ sugar is front and center ... PALATE: medium-bodied, chewy and active--a pub draft, in its consistency... TASTE: strong malty presence; mellow hops roll off the teeth and take a backseat to the nutty, somewhat buttery aftertaste--a confident offering...OVERALL:a pint for conversing over or eating pubfare with--a sessionable beer that sits well in the Bell’s sampler case...