Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An acceptable drink. Nice reddish brown color with a passing white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of bitterness. Much the same with the taste. Disappointing in that I know this brewery can and does much, much better.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[394-20070702] 355mL (w/ jerc). Wheaty malt and toasted straw yeast aroma with a hint of fruit, apple if anything. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting thin creamy white head. Grainy vegetable alcohol flavour with toasted yeast. Light-medium body. Not impressive, something funky there.
PorterPounder (5344) - 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.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This amber pours a orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of caramel. A medium bodied amber. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. A touch sweet, but there is some hoppiness to balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber in color (what, did you think it would be blue?) with a small white head. There is a sweetness from the malts but,not as many hops as I expected in the aroma or the flavor. I did get some citrus flavor as well as caramel. Not bad, just not my typical style.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottom poured murky (nearly opaque) brownish copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, butterscotch, and caramel malts. Taste of nutty and caramel malts with a citrus, lightly bitter, hop finish.
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, 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
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Bottle. Partly cloudy amber color. Fruity aroma. Soft, somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Nice bitter aftertaste but good balance with sweet nuttiness in the back of the throat.
Re-rate from draught at Mellow Mushroom! Deep amber with haze and thick creamy head. Fresh grain, caramel and toffee aromas. Soft mouthfeel, excellent body. Supremely balanced with scale tipping slightly toward the sweet side. Caramel, pecan, toffee, praline. Integrated hops at end. Delicious and highly drinkable.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a small light brown head. Aroma is malty with caramel and soft fruit and nut notes. Light hop notes. Taste is nutty and malty with caramel and soft hops. Light fruit notes as well. Body is medium with creamy carbonation. Light dryness. Finishes with more caramel, soft malts, nuts, light spicy and earthy hops and fruit. Decent session style amber ale.
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up and sampled 12-oz bottle from Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear light amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and ring with some spotty lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, some grassy hops and a touch of roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with a light caramel and light fruit flavor. Finish is semi-sweet, some citrus hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall a solid amber ale.