BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Tap. Clear reddish amber pour. Thin white head. Caramel malt nose. Big malt bomb on taste with caramel and bread notes.
egajdzis (5119) - 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.
Skyview (5087) - 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.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 On tap. This had a small, white head that went away quickly. Slight hops aroma and a little sweet honey wth some bubble gum. The flavor has a little bitterness and some nutty wheat bite. The after taste was relatively bitter.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Pours a very hazy dark amber hue with a significant bubbly tan head that begins to dissipate. Aromas of sweet caramel malts and sugary sweetness with a nice hoppiness. Initial taste is a mellow sweetness that flows through to a bit of a hoppy fruitiness and moves further towards a smooth semisweet finish that tastes of wonderful caramel malts. Overall, lacking in hop bitterness, the aroma led me to believe we’d have a more noticeable hop portion. However, a nice mellow amber that openly displays an impressive malt bill in taste and in aroma. Yum.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TND: Very slight aroma of malt. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light Earth, light hops, and light chestnut. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Earth and malt finish. A quality amber ale.
PorterPounder (4958) - 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a dark beige smaller head. Citrus and caramel seem to highlight the aromas. Crisp and sharp feel. Not smooth like I would prefer this style. Light milk caramel with an acidic hops backdrop. Seems to have a light sour fruit contingency as well. Different from your average amber, unfortunately different does not always mean better.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Amber with a nice head and plenty of lacing.
S: Sweet amber malts with a tiny bit of hop presence.
T: Slightly buttery amber malt base. Very creamy.
M: Like the taste, excellent creaminess to this one. Most of the ambers I have had fall well into the category of thin or creamy, and this is definitely of the latter category. Utterly brilliant.
D: Excellent year-round offering from Bell’s--for the most part, Larry and the crew can simply do no wrong.
swoopjones (4940) - 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