solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great for style. Nice creamy texture on this with extremely good balance between hops and malt. The blurb lives up to the fruit claim as well - there are definite hints of orange here. Foamy head with good lacing. Pours orange with a little cloud. Bottle from brewpub store.
jeremyh70 (496) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy amber with very little head and some lacing, moderate carbonation. Caramel and toasted malt aroma with some spiciness. Smells sort of like a weak Belgian. Sweet malt and grain dominate with more hoppiness than other ambers I have tried. Some alcohol flavor apparent which is surprising for such a low ABV. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but coats mouth and slight bitterness hangs on.
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bigguns22 (528) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great amber ale. Aroma is malty and sweet with a touch of yeast and citrus. Amber in color and cloudy with a small white head. The combination of hops and malt is perfect in this beer.
TOSG55 (215) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber, with a medium head. Rich caramel malt aroma, with hints of fruits, and a note that I can only describe as "dusty" (not in a bad way, though). Nicely balanced flavor - coffee and caramel malts give rise to citrus hops, with notes of fruit (apple, cherry) throughout the sip. A very solid beer.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a foggy copper color with a decent head. Nice malty aorma with a hint of caramel. Smooth, malty flavor. Really well done for an amber ale. Small sense of caramel and brown sugar. Great beer from Bells.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlogged review from a year or two ago. Bottle, Pours a clearish amber shade with 1-2 finger white head, lasted pretty long. Lots of malt in the aroma, pale, and caramel most notably, a little bit of faint hops come alive when swirled around. Taste is hops, caramel, grass, nuts, and spice. Light to medium bodied, kind of watery. Alright
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap in pittsburg. A really nice amber that has very subtle hops. Color is light brown with smooth mouthfeel.
crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
recd in trade from umich03. 12 pz bottle to glass. nice aroma - fruity + caramel malt. nice haze brown/amber pour. creamier and thicker palate than most ambers. nice up front and then quite a bit of quick dry hops at end - this was more like a pale ale to me. good brew; thanks JAson
partchapol (42) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Citrus, sugar; hazy orange, thin bubbles; bittersweet, close to full body; somewhat thick, just ok, drinkable
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy medium amber color with large off-white head and good lacing. Aroma has lemon, orange, bread, spices, and caramel. Body is light to medium with a lively mouthfeel due to spices instead of carbonation. Very enjoyable, but not one of the great ones from Bell.