delamie6 (20) - - APR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really enjoy the Amber Ale from Bellís. It is extremely refreshing and a great dinner beer as well. I enjoyed this with a seafood dish which was a great pairing for my palate.
Chad9976 (1064) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 9/24/12 making it six months and three days old by the time I drank it.
Appearance: Rusty orange/light brown hue. Sediment particles suspended in the liquid unmoving - interesting to look at but I donít think thatís how itís supposed to look. Forms a small, off-white, frothy head which mostly dissipates but leaves lacing on the glass.
Smell: Faint malty smell of honey or caramel. Practically odorless otherwise.
Taste: Maybe itís not fair to review this beer considering how old the bottle was by the time I got to it. But since itís so rare I get to try a Bellís beer Iím not just going to drain pour it. And though the bottle was indeed old I could find redeeming qualities in Bellís Amber Ale.
Itís a pretty classic amber ale in every way. Lightly sweet notes of honey, caramel and toasted bread. A general dry yeasty character throughout the palate as well (is this bottle conditioned?). A strong bitterness on the finish with a residual caramel flavor that lingers briefly. Thereís definite sourness in here as well, Iím sure due to the age of the bottle. I can overlook it and tolerate it and still enjoy this beer.
Drinkability: Though thereís some flaws to the palate, Bellís Amber Ale is still quite drinker-friendly. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly soft texture. A smooth finish with a slightly pasty aftertaste. The weight is good at 5.8% ABV - nothing too strong, but no reason to session it. I could see this being quite refreshing in the summer or with the right meal.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coffee District Delary Beach, FL. American pint glass. Thick white head on top of a very cloudy orange. Aroma of grain, fruit, and malts. Taste is slightly sweet with malts, fruits, and a slight bitter hop finish. Very good for an amber. If the bat is missing an IPA this could probably even satisfy the hop crowd.
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber with white head. Not much in the way of aroma, slightly malty. Taste of caramel malts, some sweetness. Nothing too exciting.
njager246 (289) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 On tap @ quaker steak & lube..... amber appearance with little head. Smooth beer!!!!!!!
thicksuds (382) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent amber, more hoppy than most, almost tastes like a PA or IPA, but goes down smooth, a bit of an aftertaste that lingers, but all in all a good beer. Has a fruity aspect to it as well. Doesnt really taste like an amber.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a really nice, medium amber color. Forms a decent head that goes away pretty quickly. Lacing is sparse, and the beer appears to be unfiltered. Pretty nice.
Smell: Absolutely STRANGE. It smells dirty. Musky. Like a wet trunk. It isnít very pleasant at all. To be honest, I figured this was a dud based on the smell alone. Really not a nice smelling beer to my nose.
Taste/Feel: Thankfully, what matters most, is probably the best part about the beer... the taste. It has a pretty mild carbonation with a whole lot of malt. Some of that muskiness from the smell I get in the taste, but itís barely there, and goes away quickly when it does show up, which is a very good thing. Thereís a little bit of spice there too, but I just get a lot of malt, and I dig it. There are traces of alcohol in there too. The feel isnít bad at all... itís great for an amber, with a fairly low carbonation.
Overall, I thought right off the bat Iíd be let down as soon as I caught a whiff. I was happy to see that the taste isnít much like the aroma at all. I actually enjoyed this beer the more I drank it, and I feel Iíd just enjoy it more if I tried it again. A very good amber if you can get passed the smell.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brief write-up. No, this one isnít very interesting, but itís drinkable and goes with lunch/dinner quite well. I could have used more hoppiness, though. Fat Tire fans will love it.
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful head, thick taste, grainy finish. Very agreeable for an amber ale. Not bad..
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber in color with an average head, the aroma is malty with a little floral kick. The flavor is slightly hoppy and then very rich, buttery, malty and smooth. Very drinkable.