McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial smell almost fruity, definatly sweet. Nice off white head. Kind of nutty. The malty taste hangs with you for a while. A must try for anyone.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bell’s must be one of the most consistent craft breweries around. I’ve never met a Bell’s beer that I didn’t love, and this is no exception. The slightly weak aroma (nutty, with a hint of hops) belied the robust flavor. Cloudy red-brown in color, the taste begins with a nice hard shove of malty goodness, then finishes quickly with a clean cripsness I didn’t see coming. This is truly a beer for any situation or season.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 1F slightly tan head, medium brown in color. Little heavy in carbonation, otherwise ok mouthfeel, fairly balanced for the style. Malt comes through on the finish and hangs around a bit then alcohol shows up for a bit and dissipates, great lacing.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown. Caramel malt in the aroma. Taste is nutty and toasty malt. Subtle hop presence in the finish. Seems just a little bit thin.
bowlnman1990 (87) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel and sweet malt. Appearance: deep brown but almost no head. Taste: sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: full and a nice finish. Overall: everything I like in a brown ale.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oranegy brown in color, with thin to average head. Aromas of citrus at first, caramel near middle. Sweet malt taste not too overly complex but well done.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours crayon craola brown. It is brown and tasty and has a good taste. Only thing is if drunken with food or othner beer taste is lost or seems altered. Weak head that is different in each bottle not consistent and not a favorite. Had in 12 oz. bottle probably wont buy again aunless I am forced to or a hot girl wants to drink it and demands it.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hops are a little stinky here. It has an amber brown appearance. Good malt character followed by dry hop. More of a Belgian brown. This one is not a real hooter.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick brown with sediment gently floating, creamy head, good bitter finish.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright mahogany. Aroma is nutty and bready. Taste is much the same with some caramel sweetness. Very little to no hops present. Decent beer. Not my favorite style though.