hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap at Bell's) With an unexpectedly light color for an "amber" ale, this brew has a sweet aroma. Hoppy, tangy flavor, but falls flat. In sum: OK, but rather disappointing.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an awesomly thick amber ale with loads of flavor. Agreat traveling beer as it does not need to be fridge-cold to be enjoyable.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The body is an exceptionally clear amber color topped with a very small white head that fell quickly.
S: There is a pleasant sweet malty aroma with caramel notes from the beer.
T: There is a bit of hoppiness that presents itself in the flavor; having been hidden in the aroma. This is backed up by a bit of caramel but is bitterness dominated.
M: This is a good light bodied beer without being watery.
D: Nothing in this beer really stands out even though it is a solid beer. A good example of an amber ale but not one to write home about. Would make a good session beer though.
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12oz. Pours just like the name. Amber in color with a weak white head.
Aroma is honey, fruit, malt some caramel.
Flavor was Caramel, roasted malt, and a bit of berries. ok beer have had better beers of this style. so so.
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber with little head but very clingy. Light malty aroma. Light creamy malty swee taste with a hint of black currant, nicely offset with finishing hops. Surprisingly light mouthfeel considering the taste. Finishes a bit fuller than the start.
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bell’s in Colorado!!! Gotta love that. Against other ambers this would be one of my favorites, that being said still not an amazing beer or style. Smells like light biscuit and orange, hint of toffee. Flavor is good with nice bittering orange peel hops to clean it up. Mouthfeel is medium with medium high carbonation.
duaneh (100) - - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a white head. Malts are just light caramel and there’s just a slight spicy hop note in the aftertaste. Yes, it’s very drinkable and not really bland, but it’s kind of boring.
MadShaolin (100) - - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really beautiful hazy mahogany/copper orange. Biscuity and toffeey on the nose, follow by some zesty, lemon and grassy hops. Taste that biscuity malt with a good dose of hops that finishes clipped and clean
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rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Im not a big fan of the amber ale style, but I have been told by so many that this is one of the best. Its good, caramel, amber colored, with a caramel toast presence with a nice hop balance. For the style its good.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had this on tap and in bottles. Both experiences were pretty good. For an amber ale, it does finish well.