JamesMulvenon (26) - USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Saw Bell’s Amber listed as a 94 in DRAFT magazine, so picked it up at the local beer store. Color is a light orange-red with a thick white head. The aroma is just the right mix of malt and caramel with a hint of hops. The flavor is full-bodied, with a strong sweet aftertaste and mouthfeel. This is an EXCELLENT session beer, and easily the best American amber I have had.
flowerysong (25) - USA - AUG 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy medium brown body, coarse tan head.
Smell: Sweet malt with some citrusy hop aroma and a bit of caramel.
Taste: Starts out sweet, toasted malt; some earthy and yeasty notes in the background along with just a hint of diacetyl; nice medium hop bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent example of the style. Full of flavour and well-balanced, easy to drink quite a few.
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful color. Better than your average amber. Kind of chestnutty. Round and pleasant.
jonsin (25) - - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer for an amber. Pours a nice copper color. Mostly malt on the nose, but all aromas are light. Nice caramel flavor, smooth mouthfeel, but it could use some more lacing. Solid amber.
hindan02 (24) - macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nearly perfect head , smooth almost buttery taste , with a hint of fruit . easy on the malt , and stronger than most amber on the hops great finish, you cant beat the copper tones in the color
ChugMan (24) - USA - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy copper/orange with modest head. The taste is refreshingly light bodied making it very drinkable. Flavors of caramel and citrus with hop bitterness blending with the carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry with a residual sweetness on the sides of the tongue. A truly delicious amber.
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent amber ale. Typical amber aroma. Very smooth mouth feel ans velvety finish. Typical bells high quality.
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is cerealy goldfish cracker; Appearance is amber orange with the allusion of the milkyway with the floaters... really a pleasurable look; Taste is smooth and medium light with a thin soft finish... overall, a very drinkable beer in a bar bottle and great blue heron label... I would buy it again.
lunchbox582 (22) - St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was thrown by the label, unknowingly purchasing it as Big Porch Ale, but it is Amber Ale nonetheless. Batch # 7872. Great summer beer for barbeque’s or enjoying the company of friends. Sweet taste and clean finish. Not my favorite from the Bell’s collection, but glad I tried it.
whateveralesme (22) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite amber ales. Very smooth, easy to drink, and tastes great.