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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color. Mostly taste of sweet malt, not much hop here. Finishes pretty smooth though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Poured a dark orange brown color with a nice amount of offwhite head. Aroma is sweet piney and floral. Flavor is very sweet, yeasty and slightly bitter. Overall, definitely a dissapointment. On a side note, i noticed a similar yeasty taste in their brown ale which i also didnt like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Tap @ bells. Wihtout smelling Im guessing this is going to be more dimethyksulfide. SUPRISE! its diacetal. Nose also feauters some honey. Mouth is thin with some vinenna flavours and lemon hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Beautiful color and a bit of a stale bitter aroma. Full flavored ale, but not my favorite. Bitter, dry, but still ...not bad at all

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2007
a standard amber ale. Not very impressive and generally forgettable. It has a nice appearance, but not enough flavor or bite for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
bottle. Absolutely beatiful color. good body and balance. Not an outstanding flavor but I am not a fan of ambers. one of the only bell’s beers I will not revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Sometimes good, sometimes not. When it's good the malt profile is awesome. Lots of rich complexity that has a solid backbone well into the finish. Easily one of the best. When it's bad, however, there is a persistent sourness that wrecks the beer. Serving it very cold alleviates the problem a little. If I could be assured of getting the "good" version each time I made a purchase then I would always have this in my fridge. Instead, the schizophrenic quality control issue relegates this brew to a dissappointed glance each time I see it on the shelf. When this beer is good I would rate it close to a 4.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Cloudy orange brew. Smell is slight caramel with earthy hops. The flavor was unimpressive. A little toasted and slight hoppy flavor. Not much sticks out to make me want more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UnsofistaCat (237) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2005
I found this to be too sour and unbalanced. Almost thinking that maybe my 6 pack was stale and will rerate another time

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Poured a dark honey color, or urine when severely dehydrated. 3-finger head rapidly dissipated. Sweet smell, a little wheaty, and stales as time goes on. Mostly caramelly malts, over sweet, only the faintest hint of any hops. Two sweet for my tastes. Easy drinking - not really offensive, just middle-of the road.

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