Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very hazy orangeish amber color with a medium head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with citrus hop notes. Very fruity taste with citrus and pineapple notes. Some grainy malts as well. Full bodied.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle @ Papsoe] Hazy amber with tiny head. Sweet fruity aroma with hops and chocolate. Flavor is sweet malty with toffee and mild bitternes in the end. Good fair beer.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a well balanced amber ale that almost tastes like it has some honey added int he brewing process. I really like this one. great in its category.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 RBSG2003 (extended)
On tap at the brewery.
Clear, deep golden brew. Small, creamy, white head which retains well. Nice lacing.
The aroma is of white bread, butterscotch, honey-butter and a subtle, unidentified, fuzzy fruit.
Creamy, rich flavor. Caramelly and malty up front. Nicely bittered and balanced on the backside.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter, dry, grassy finish!
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Bradís house Minneapolis. Pours a hazy burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Nutty, toasty grainy, earthy, lightly sweet aroma. Somewhat creamy, bitter herbal, straw, toasty bready flavor. Ok.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good transition beer. Not a bold strong Bellís but a very decent brew, better than a national brand anything. Nice hops like a pale ale. Well malted. Very good after fish.
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice surprise for an Amber Ale. I was expecting something along the Killianís line but this produced a hint of hops flavor I was not expecting, which made it taste like a hybrid of some kind. Very interesting. Rich color and good aroma. I am anxious to try Bellís other offerings. The only downside was a faint metallic taste toward the end. Not sure what that was about.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper/light amber with a good head the fades quickly. Looks actually more like a hefeweisen dunkel. Very little lacing. Aroma is of slight grass, caramel malts, straw, vanilla extract. Creamy almost buttery taste with good balancing hops. Taste is fairly light but with a solid malt backbone with lots of caramel. A solid amber.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
why do we need an amber ale form Bellís? This is just mindblowingly run of the mill.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MSP airport. Pale amber beer with a nice tight white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice fresh crackery/caramelly maltiness. Pretty nice chewy sweetness. There is a light noble sweetness on the back. Quite vienna-ish, despite it being an ale. Good balance of spicy hops and sweet malts.