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RATINGS: 1386   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.


NYCubfanbudman's rating

4
   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 itís one of the best amber ales made anywhere. Just super-tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (475) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
This is the type of beer you enjoy from the first sight to the last sip. 20oz Tap at Shamrock. Red amber gold with chill haze and strong white head. Brilliant floral hop aroma with sweet malt backing. Sweet amber toasted malt with good floral slightly orange citrus flavor hops. Insanely drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (332) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours medium amber with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma is decidedly German, meaning it smells a lot like a dunkel. Unfortunately I feel like it might not be a fresh bottle. Taste is quite bitter, but not in a good hoppy way. Has a strong bitter malt flavor. The aftertaste just keeps on giving. This was disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6422) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fairly sweet, and the nose is simple (nice fruity hops though), but itís clean and enjoyable enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malvrich (32) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured from brown bottle into a pilsner glass a: a good hazy, rusty orange/gold color. beer is very cold so a gentle pour only yields a small amount of head. minimal lacing and little visible carbonation in the sediment. this is not a clear beer. s: slight hops with a spicy bit of sweetness, very subtle smell overall. t: mild but upfront hop bite gives way to a sort of fruity sweet malt taste. oranges and pumpkin bread? quite well balanced with nothing stealing the show. extremely refreshing despite the haze and easily sessionable. very tasty beer. i was expecting more alcohol hotness but thankfully it is not noticeable. m: soft but full. maybe a little wheaty which i generally donít care for but is nice here. carbonation is present but very subdued. lingering flavors seem to maintain balance with maybe a bit of hop stickiness dominating the finish. o: my first experience with Bellís Amber was a good one. nice tasty and well balanced beer will not put off anyone except maybe those freaked out by cloudy appearance. not a favorite but definitely glad I tried it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rating from March 2014....Cloudy copper with a tan head....Malts a mild but packed with a little pop of bitter.....its mellow, mild and has a bit of a creamy body....easy to drink and just nice--like the pic on the bottle....a nice after hike or camping brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2014
On tap at The Perch Pub & Brewery. Dark orange appearance with a lacy, sticky white head. Aroma of light toffee, caramel, fruity esters, light hops, toasted grains and bready malts. Similar flavor, mild sweetness and mild bitterness. Light to medium body with a smooth feel and a sweet finish. Overall, itís OK, a little bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught @ Rattle N Hum, New York

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of wet hops, caramely malts, toffee and citrus. Taste is smooth, sweetish and caramely with notes of hops. Finish is smooth and sweetish malty. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (328) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bellís Amber pours a mostly cloudy rusty bronze color with a decent beige head that lasts a little bit. The aroma is caramel and grain. The flavor is caramel, grain and a hint of citrus. Overall the beer is decent yet unimpressive.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (250) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a frothy white head that lingers. Complex aroma profile nutty, hay, cantelope, leaves, some licorice and sulfur notes. Flavor is fairly muted: mild sweet with nutty malt. Finishes with an a dry, herby hop linger, but otherwise, almost a bit watery. Light body with a thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, while aroms are nice, flavor disappoints.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - NOV 23, 2014
Look: pours a dark Amber. White head. Minimal haze. Smell: similar to a lager. Caramel sweet. Cracker or bread. Taste: bitter on the back. Slight breadiness. Not overly sweet like the aroma. Pine. Onion. Feel: medium carbonation. Not overly dry, just on the back end. Overall: ok beer. Just not my style. First drank: home 11/23/14


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