DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz, bottled on 9/20/11. 5.8% ABV. Halfway-hazy orange color, minimal white head with a sparse webby surface. Very nicely hopped with a pleasant orange-peel aroma. Spots of lace. Crisp carbonation. Light bitterness with tart sweetness. Really nice. A fantastic amber.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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.
jercraigs (9253) - 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 Rozi’s 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
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to atpayne for this. I always salivate at the appearance of a new (or old, for that matter) Bells beer. Slight turbid dark straw pour, with tons of floaties. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, some hops, slight toffee and brown sugar. Malty taste, with a corn flakey, slight caramel finish. A top notch amber ale.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly good version of the style, nose of malts and tastes of just the same but fairly weak in body and finish.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Tap. Clear reddish amber pour. Thin white head. Caramel malt nose. Big malt bomb on taste with caramel and bread notes.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Danke dak. Batch 9020, so about three months in the bottle. Pours a gently hazed brown amber with a medium to large white head. Soft caramel and malt on the nose, and a subtle hoppiness. Gentle malt and lightly sweet. Finishes with a subtle hop bitterness. Overall just a very subtle and light beer. Nothing bold, nothing big…just easy drinking tasty beer. Nicely done.
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"wish list cross-off from pfoxyjohn. unfortunately, i was a little underwhelmed by this one. not expecting greatness, but hoping for a favorite or near favorite for the style. pours a murky amber with a nice looking head. flavor is mostly malt, as is the flavor, and just wasn’t complex, bright, or hoppy enough to do much for me. not bad, but i’ve had much better in the style. 1st disappointment from Kalamazoo
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from the Party Source. Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with some visible sediment and a big rocky off-white head that leaves some lacing. Light aroma of orange citrus, caramel, toast, and rye. Malty flavor, with notes of orange citrus, toast, and a little spice. Well-balanced, malty, and a bit sweet. Mild and light-medium bodied, with a dry finish. Good beer.