daknole (9128) - 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.
adnielsen (9123) - 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 (8678) - 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.
Drake (8613) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - 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.
jtclockwork (8465) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours reddish amber. Nose of spruce, malt and lager. Taste of lager malts, spruce and maple. Light fruits.
GT2 (8464) - 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.
Dogbrick (8149) - 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.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think I have old bottles. Not spoiled, just slightly tinny and oxidized... but then a couple of them havenít had such a strong presence of that stale taste. Overall this is a light, crisp but sour amber ale, with light flavors of honey, triscut crackers, copper and tin flavors and a smell of raw corn (like a corn field) and other grains.
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Roziís in Cleveland. Lightly hazy orange amber body with a good size creamy white head (3+). Toasty grains, wheaty notes in aroma carry over to a grainy flavour of sweet toasty malt accented by a wheat like tartness. Average palate. Meh, okay but a bit dull especially for Bells. 6/3+/6/3/12