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RATINGS: 1382   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (620) - CROATIA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, pours copper with a white head, sweet caramel and malt flavors to start and a hop finish, another very good beer from Bells

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (182) - - APR 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear medium amber with a thick head. Aromas of malt, roasted corn, and malt. Flavor is malty with mild bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skybison (3) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Go to amber ale. Does have Bells yeast unique flavor that lingers in a good way. Clearly intended to be hop mild... It is a Michigan staple. Not to be passed on... It’s exactly what’s meant to be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
pours amber with decent head...minimal lacing....smell is caramel and malt with light hopiness..taste is same...not to bitter..enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a brown colored body and leaves a moderately sized white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Nice spotty lacing appears and some light carbonation is seen rising. The smell was sweet and has some light hops coming in as the beer warms. The taste was basically the same with a dry malty aftertaste. The palate was about a medium and had a dry finish. Overall, this is a solid American Amber/Red Ale that I would have again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1163) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark gold with a little bit of off white head. Aroma floralish hops and malts. Taste of pretty much the same.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Aboverage amber with caramel malt and some light hops. Well balanced. I don’t really dig this style, but this is an exception.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber colour. Muted aroma but there is some floral hops and caramel with a hint of roast. Medium body, watery mid-palate and a slightly bitter finish. I find this not overly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1329) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Brick red color, not much head. Had a sticky palate. Earthy malts as expected. The hops are bitter and woody, but not overwhelming. The woody hops float above the glass and then linger in the aftertaste. Amber isn’t my favorite style but this one has enough hop balance to do it right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Malts, very little hops. somewhat similar to fat tire, but with a better malt character.


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