jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Tony and Pat. Pours a beautiful dark, hazy amber body. Aroma is slight skunk and malts. The mouthfeel is thin with notes of malt. Seemed sort of overrated, but still solid considering the style
Ernest (7318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
A nice, rich, balanced, fruity example. This batch is certainly better quality than most Bells beers I’ve had recently. Six-pack worthy.
PorterPounder (7316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Rerate Recently bought a six of this and continue to find it to just be a very enjoyable drinkable flavorful ale - good one to keep around in the fridge when nothing else to rate. Original 3.7 Ft. Myers, Fl. - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Light to medium orange pour with a soft, silky pillowy white head. Clean, fresh fruity aroma with hints of nectarines and faint spruce. The most prominent flavor is caramel with some light citrus notes to balance it out. Some nuttiness permeates throughout as well. Very full bodied and flavorful. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and sticky. Excellent amber - Bell’s is turning into one of my favorite brewers.
onceblind (7307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy amberish copper with a thin foamy white cap. Nutty Amber malts and a bit of sweet toasted English muffin. Crisp, smooth, mellow and semisweet flavor full of toasted English muffin, a hint of caramel and cereal grains, crystal and Amber malt and a wee pop of noble grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Really smooth and tasty.
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a white head. Aroma is that of sweet malt. Flavor has a nice clean hop character to it, touch of honey. Overall it’s decent, but goes downhill as it warms so don’t leave this in the glass too long.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with tupalev -- my bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Nice, pleasant aroma of hops, caramel malt and fruit. Flavour’s the same, hops, caramel malt and fruit -- simple, but tasty and easy to drink. Medium bodied. Very good, a nice version of the style.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head, light as some of my fellow friends noticed with me (Hoppygrrrl and Psych.). Very sweet aroma, some honey and caramel. Slightly alcoholic, medium light body. Light and refreshing brake from heavier brothers. Fun to drink
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: This has a sweet malty aroma and a touch of hops. Flavor is well balanced and moderately bitter. The fullest bodied amber I've had. Very enjoyable, even by someone who doesn't care for the style.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Maya. Copper color with a small off-white head. Toasted brown bread, apple, a bit of fruit leather on the nose. Mellow Munich vibes. Some caramel and a hint of cocoa. Light apple and a hint of citrus fruit. Light body, crisp carbonation. A very solid accompaniment for my supper.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Decent amber. caramel malts adds some sweetness. Some hop bitterness. Good session