BelgianRed (9) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Across the board, this beer is just right, from the initially stridently peppery hop character to the soothing, mouthwatering finish, it is a classic. Economy of means makes it so--itís like a beer version of a Graham Greene novel. Itís not the most aromatic beer, nor is the color irresistable, but the sum of the parts yields an utterly satisfying beer. It is a unique Amber Ale, which I agree with a previous reviewer, is a pretty boring category.
jmc509 (9) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the floral aroma and the light sweetness, both of which are there only for the first second or so in my mouth. Amber is my favorite beer color.
simonlelo (8) - miami, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried my first bells beer and I was not disappointed. The smell was rich in hours, did have a dark amber color, had a very hoppy taste, and was a somewhat bitter after taste. Overall I would drink it again.
rgrady3 (8) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured nicely with a average, lasting head. Body is hazy with a nice amber color, and there appeared to be some sediment. I jumped right into this one and found it to bitter an full of hops. I checked the bottle to confirm this was not a PA and went in again with the same result. The flavor mellows after a few sips, but I tasted nothing else. Based on the ratings I wonder if this was a bad bottle. May have to try it again.
btownman028 (8) - USA - JAN 6, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is another good offering from Bells. This amber pours an organish-copper color with a small white head. It tastes of caramel with a sweet subtle hop thrown in for good measure.
patpras (8) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good amber. Sweet and slightly hoppy. Tasty flavor with caramel malt and mild bitterness. Easy drinking and very enjoyable.
elmatadora (8) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper brown. Has a thick white head. You can taste caramel, toffee, sweet fruits, and bitter hops. It leaves a warm hoppy taste on your tongue.
possummunsen (7) - USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flagship beer of a top ten brewery. It is a little above average. Great reddish, brown color. Not a good start but a good finish. Give it s a shot, and then go straight to Bellís Oberon or Bellís Hopslam!!!
foutzdj (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a nice copper color with a sweet aroma. Was pretty cloudy with sediment. Flavor is sweet with a hops bite. Palate was fair, nothing special. Good but not the best amber ale
burakak (7) - indian trail, USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced with caramel and buttery taste. Just enough amount of hops. I will enjoy this beer everyday anytime of the day.
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