Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a muddy brown with minimal head and very thin lacing. Iím not sure if itís because of how long Iíve had it, but the particles are insane. Super citrus aroma with an equally strong floral backbone; some caramel malt as well. Taste is extremely sweet, light on the palate, and creamy on the finish. As always, very refreshing, and one of the best amber ales Iíve had. Acquire.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the type of beer you enjoy from the first sight to the last sip. 20oz Tap at Shamrock. Red amber gold with chill haze and strong white head. Brilliant floral hop aroma with sweet malt backing. Sweet amber toasted malt with good floral slightly orange citrus flavor hops. Insanely drinkable.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium amber with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma is decidedly German, meaning it smells a lot like a dunkel. Unfortunately I feel like it might not be a fresh bottle. Taste is quite bitter, but not in a good hoppy way. Has a strong bitter malt flavor. The aftertaste just keeps on giving. This was disappointing.
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
A nice, rich, balanced, fruity example. This batch is certainly better quality than most Bells beers Iíve had recently. Six-pack worthy.
malvrich (250) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Poured from brown bottle into a pilsner glass
a: a good hazy, rusty orange/gold color. beer is very cold so a gentle pour only yields a small amount of head. minimal lacing and little visible carbonation in the sediment. this is not a clear beer.
s: slight hops with a spicy bit of sweetness, very subtle smell overall.
t: mild but upfront hop bite gives way to a sort of fruity sweet malt taste. oranges and pumpkin bread? quite well balanced with nothing stealing the show. extremely refreshing despite the haze and easily sessionable. very tasty beer. i was expecting more alcohol hotness but thankfully it is not noticeable.
m: soft but full. maybe a little wheaty which i generally donít care for but is nice here. carbonation is present but very subdued. lingering flavors seem to maintain balance with maybe a bit of hop stickiness dominating the finish.
o: my first experience with Bellís Amber was a good one. nice tasty and well balanced beer will not put off anyone except maybe those freaked out by cloudy appearance. not a favorite but definitely glad I tried it!
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from March 2014....Cloudy copper with a tan head....Malts a mild but packed with a little pop of bitter.....its mellow, mild and has a bit of a creamy body....easy to drink and just nice--like the pic on the bottle....a nice after hike or camping brew
ajnepple (5058) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Perch Pub & Brewery. Dark orange appearance with a lacy, sticky white head. Aroma of light toffee, caramel, fruity esters, light hops, toasted grains and bready malts. Similar flavor, mild sweetness and mild bitterness. Light to medium body with a smooth feel and a sweet finish. Overall, itís OK, a little bland.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Rattle N Hum, New York
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of wet hops, caramely malts, toffee and citrus. Taste is smooth, sweetish and caramely with notes of hops. Finish is smooth and sweetish malty. Okay.
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bellís Amber pours a mostly cloudy rusty bronze color with a decent beige head that lasts a little bit. The aroma is caramel and grain. The flavor is caramel, grain and a hint of citrus. Overall the beer is decent yet unimpressive.
Mainuh_man (259) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a frothy white head that lingers. Complex aroma profile nutty, hay, cantelope, leaves, some licorice and sulfur notes. Flavor is fairly muted: mild sweet with nutty malt. Finishes with an a dry, herby hop linger, but otherwise, almost a bit watery. Light body with a thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, while aroms are nice, flavor disappoints.