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RATINGS: 1369   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYCubfanbudman (4) - , New York, USA - JUN 18, 2008
I went to Kalamazoo College years ago and have fond memories of this beer, which unfortunately is unavailable in New York City. I get it every time I visit Michigan, and I still think it’s one of the best amber ales made anywhere. Just super-tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Draft at Milkboy. Hazy mediium-darkish orange with a just off-white head. Fairly juicy citrus amber. Orange pips, juice and peels. Tanned leather sandals. Bell peppers. Starfruit. Persimmon. Heirloom tomatoes. Paprika. Bit bizarre.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertroybritt (2) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Good and solid but nothing outstanding. Is pleasantly similar to Sierra Nevada. Too carbonated for me but so are most American ales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AJK9600 (15) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I am a big amber ale and ale fan. This offering is good, it's just not my favorite. I prefer Left Hand's All American Ale, but this Bells can do the job. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryrpat (124) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Not the best I've had from bells. More bitter than I expected and almost flat. I dobt I got a bad beer as it was fresh from the store but just didn't taste quite right ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (701) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Deep amber orange color. Small creamy beige head. Subtle toasted malt nose. Notes of bready and grassy hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor has a touch of brown sugar and pecans. Finishes spicy with faint resiny hops. Medium bodied and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Ahh i still remember fighting with the wedding planner that this was a light beer. Aroma has hints of citrus but mostly malty. Nothing amazing but solid for the style. For the style looks great... Mostly because it’s not Amber colored. More like a pumpkin Taste is malty yeasty. Slightest hint of hops. Subtle citrus notes. Plate is medium medium minus body. Finish is medium... Malty. Carbonation is medium medium plus. Not aggressive. The best Amber I’ve had for sure. This isn’t anything special but for the style a great beer. Perfect for any occasion really.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Had an awesome floral aroma with a follow on of a sweet yeast scent. Appearance- The color was an off orange color with a small head. Taste- Excellent flavor, Medium bodied with a sweet initial flavor followed by a slight bitter finish Palate- Great on the tongue slightly thick texture with light carbonation. Overall- An excellent beer, Bell’s has done it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4368) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour, with an off white head. Malty, a bit fruity, caramel, bread, and mildly hopped finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, fruits. Taste is of malt, caramel, sugar, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Straight-forward. Good for what it is, but I’m not a huge fan of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On tap. Amber color with a scattering of off-white foam. Bit of a semi-skunk aroma with light roasted caramel and softer, sweeter malt underneath. Taste is straight forward with clean nutty caramel and light sweetness with some hop bitterness through the finish. Soft mouthfeel. Nice.

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