peteysmu (63) - USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer has good malt taste. Excellent balance. A little light on the malt mouthfeel. Aroma is also very light and somewhat insufficient for a really good beer. This beer is just fine.
deadboi7799 (62) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
havent had to much of this yet but what ive had its pretty good stuff will deffently be buying more in the future
CheersBabe (62) - USA - APR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is delicious. There is not much more you can say. Being a microbrew, it however can be a bit pricey.
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent amber, slightly watery. Very light hop presence, creating a smooth amber experience.
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good ale...I enjoyed it from the first taste. Color is light copper with an average off-white head.
The nose is immediately sweet, bready, and fruity. The taste starts out sweet with faint notes of yeast and sweet caramel malt and finishes with a quite bitter hoppiness. Throughout, the flavors of fruit remain, particularly acidic citrus, berry, and (though I don’t know if anyone else has said it, I swear I tasted) melon.
A bit thick for an ale, but well carbonated so the palate and finish were excellent.
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoy this brew frequently on tap in a Chicago jazz club- it’s full-bodied with just a pinch of sweetness, but balanced perfectly. Nice color, and has that unique, consistent Bells flavor. Actually, I’m a Bells Amber ambassador. It may not be for everyone, but it’s one of my very favorites. I probably enjoy it more than most; every one I’ve had has been quite enjoyable.
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Pours a nice honey amber, with a two finger fluffy white head that doesn’t stick around long but leaves a nice lacing and keeps a thin whispy film atop the brew. Smells of caramel malt and sweet carmalized sugar, I get a little breadyness In there with pretty discreet hops in the back. Nice sweet malty flavors, I am still getting other burnt caramel. Nice lightly bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Easy to drink refreshing beer.
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Noticible caramel and fruit flavor. Carbonation is also noticible but not a problem. Enough hops to add a touch to dryness and bitterness. Certainly a drinkable beer.
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Jaye. Pours dark amber red with ample white foam. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Good malt / hops balance, ending with hops. Good amber.