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RATINGS: 1336   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.

jeverszeuge's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeverszeuge (543) - - NOV 12, 2012
# 3165 ersma: manchmal fragt man sich ja, wie das eine oder andere bier in den keller gelangt ist. bei diesem habe ich keine ahnung. konnte mich auch nicht erinnern, es vorher je gesehen zu haben. jedenfalls handelt es sich lt. rücketikett um das flaggschiff der brauerei. dunkel bernsteinfarben, könnte auch hell kupfer sein. leicht trübe. mittelviel schaum, der eher flüchtig ist - also ein qualitätsmerkmal für ale. der geruch ist süßlich bis süß. melasse, karamell und bonsche. der antrunk ist die erste sekunde süß, dann kommen hopfenherbe noten hinzu. dahinter bleibt aber eine süße, die sehr melassig wirkt. etwas beerenaroma. der abgang behält das süße fundament, auch wenn es deutlich herber und bitterer wird. sehr unausgewogen. die flasche ist ok. fazit: wenn man sich tests zu diesem bier anguckt, wundert man sich. hab ich hier das gleiche im glas? die melassige süße empfinde ich als anstrengend und unangenehm. vielleicht wäre ein nachtest angebracht. dazu müsst ich aber ersma wissen, wo es das bier gibt. so jedenfalls alles andere als ein flaggschiff. eher was mit deutlicher schlagseite. 11,7,6,6,10,6 - 6,85 - 12/11/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a nice amber color. Lots of bread, biscuit, and toasty notes on the nose. Dark fruits come through on the palate, end with sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2014
Tap at Parlor City. Pours cloudy brown with not much head. Some sweetness in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (206) - CROATIA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, pours copper with a white head, sweet caramel and malt flavors to start and a hop finish, another very good beer from Bells

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (99) - - APR 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear medium amber with a thick head. Aromas of malt, roasted corn, and malt. Flavor is malty with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skybison (3) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Go to amber ale. Does have Bells yeast unique flavor that lingers in a good way. Clearly intended to be hop mild... It is a Michigan staple. Not to be passed on... It’s exactly what’s meant to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (106) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
pours amber with decent head...minimal lacing....smell is caramel and malt with light hopiness..taste is same...not to bitter..enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a brown colored body and leaves a moderately sized white head that lasts for about thirty seconds. Nice spotty lacing appears and some light carbonation is seen rising. The smell was sweet and has some light hops coming in as the beer warms. The taste was basically the same with a dry malty aftertaste. The palate was about a medium and had a dry finish. Overall, this is a solid American Amber/Red Ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (497) - - MAR 21, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark gold with a little bit of off white head. Aroma floralish hops and malts. Taste of pretty much the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Aboverage amber with caramel malt and some light hops. Well balanced. I don’t really dig this style, but this is an exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (993) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber colour. Muted aroma but there is some floral hops and caramel with a hint of roast. Medium body, watery mid-palate and a slightly bitter finish. I find this not overly enjoyable.

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