mp_lane (89) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber color, good white head. Aroma is light fruit and malt. Taste is balanced and slightly sweet malt forward. Nice amber.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice off white head. Copper color with some slight cloudiness. A different style amber ale if one is thinking Killian. A good beer from start to finish. Try it
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very little, to no head. hazy amber color. nice aroma, sweet malt with hints of honey. very smooth, light body, slight carbonation. delicious taste. sweet malt, with a peachy/apricot finish. slight bitterness in the finish as well. highly enjoyed this one! i wish i had more!
malvrich (87) - 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 don’t 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 Bell’s 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!
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/orange color, clear body with average creamy off-white head. Lacing good. Not too powerful in terms of aroma - light hops. Noticeable fizzy carbonation, flavor long in duration with light/moderate bitterness and notes of citrus.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass
A: Pours a sparkling clear copper with a large, frothy head of off-white foam and leaves some thick, sticky lacing. Looks good.
S: Gives off a moderately nutty, toasted aroma, with perhaps a dash of yeasty doughiness.
T/M: Initial sips produce some light citrus notes, then bigger, bolder flavors of toffee, butterscotch, and even milk chocolate take over. A very nice sweet, malted finish. Beer features a medium-bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel and is carbonated well.
D: This is a very solid beer, I could drink large quantities of this with ease and would do so if I could find them more regularly!
ludhaber (85) - 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.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours an orange brown but im color blind and this beer seems to have a weird cilor. Has a good taste but not so crisp and confusing on the palate. A bit bitter and dry but at the same time has a watery wetness that dilludes the flavor.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was very smooth. It starts off very subtle, and finishes with a punch. I really enjoyed the creamy taste this has. Very drinkable
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber has a nice note of hops its not bells best but worthy of the name. Fruit flavor is a little weak but the fulfilling palate of hops makes up for it.