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RATINGS: 1413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Sweet pineapple-orange flavor with moderate hops. Good nice tasting beer - just nothing too spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
A fairly good version of the style, nose of malts and tastes of just the same but fairly weak in body and finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8537) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2005
I think I have old bottles. Not spoiled, just slightly tinny and oxidized... but then a couple of them haven’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized malts galore make up most of this Amber Ale’s flavour profile, for a well executed but infinitely linear recipe.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy, dull amber.
-There are so many caramel malt flavours here, the flavour profile becomes reminiscent of a diluted barley wine.
-Light fruitiness comes from the malts.
-Citrusy hops are really not important; this is not really balanced.
-The finish is storyless; just more of the same.

Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8329) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber. Aroma of cardboard, malt, a bit of caramel and a bit of stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, cardboard and some stale hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Too old.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
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.


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