beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great Brewery, but obviously not their top of the line beer. This is a great beer to introduce to a Bud drinker as a real beer. It would have more mass appeal for the novice, and that is why I think they used this as the house beer for the Grand Hotel. (Big Porch Ale). This is a very safe choice to serve to the inexperienced.
mattdonders (16) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber / light brown color with small white, frothy head. Has a slight caramel smell & taste to it. Bitterness is just right and does not linger.
Djanvk (15) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice color which is copper looking. The beer has a excellent taste but not overpowering. Very good beer.
TipsyAfter2 (15) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color, smooth taste. Just what I expected from Bell’s. Will definitely buy again.
PKURB (15) - Grand Rapids, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a darker orange with a thin head. Not much off the aroma, but the taste is a smooth crisp and refreshing malt. Will try again.
r1dermon (14) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured into a pilsner glass (i like to stuff my nose in there), out of a 12oz bottle. aroma was of yeast and citrus, not very strong. came out with a decent 1 finger head with great retention and medium lacing. i picked up mostly citrus and an underbelly of malt. mouthfeel was average, carbonation was kind of heavy, but otherwise it was enjoyable. the finish was unexpected, built strong but then fell flat. regardless i’d drink another one, a decent brew.
wine101joe (14) - USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted a number of years ago on a Business trip to Kalamazoo. Easy drinker with great color. Finish leaves you wanting more but it is a genuine amber. Had on tap in my shop in Wake Forest.
Sixpack595 (13) - USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper color with full white head. Slightly sweet, fruity aromas and taste. Mild hops. I can see myself keeping this one in the fridge for macro drinkers, or more sophisticated tasters alike. Good, but accessible.
Brandon8 (13) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel and cereal malt aroma, amber/copper color, minimal white head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light citrus flavor, medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation, long finish. Good offering, I prefer a little more hops but for an Amber this has a decent amount.
beir4all (13) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent medium bodied amber ale with mild hops and moderate sweetness. Does not really have a hoppy taste.