daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bottle from lampeno. Thanks so much! Light amber pour. Light malts, light hops, cereal sweetness and hints of nuts on the nose. Flavor is light and smooth. Nutty around the edges with a balancing dose of hops. Easy to drink and pretty good.
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
> Drained, papery dont-age-amber-ales novelty tick
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.12.14 ]
>> Pours clear tea amber with surprisingly good, small off-white foam. Nose is anesthetic cherry medicine, barleywine notes of toffee, La Vie British cherry hard candies. Taste is pure paper and 100% oxidized, astringent and draining mouthfeel. Ick, probably shouldn’t be rating this, but whatever. It’s over the hill and I asked for it :p
>!< don’t do it, he’s 31 now
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/21/11. 12oz bottle courtesy cbfobes through northernbrews! Slightly hazy amber pour, plenty of red under the light, with a small, frothy head that fades and laces a little bit. Musty, malty aroma with bread, caramel, a bit of orange peel, and a touch of sour. Slightly musty, malty flavor with flowers, grass, and a bit of citrus. This is obviously old, but I’m definitely glad to have tried it!
Pailhead (5381) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle : The aroma contains moderate caramel, light citrus, and a hint of sourness. It pours a slightly hazy amber with moderate sediment and small soapy off-white head. The flavor starts with some light caramel up front. The finish has some muted citrus hops. Medium bodies with light carbonation.
patrick767 (3714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, rating found from 5+ years ago - Pours orange with a one finger head and a mild yeasty aroma. It’s quite simply a well balanced amber with a nice bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, it’s a good session brew.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lampeno. Thanks man! Nice malty sweetness in the nose, some mustiness, light hay, some caramel. Taste is relatively dry, some caramel, light dark fruit, just a touch of citrus remains; bitterness is fairly light. Finishes with a touch of ice tea and cola. Like most Bells stuff, this has really held up well, and while probably not as enjoyable as it was when fresh was very interesting and I’m glad I got to try it.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to northernbrews, thanks Jeff! Pours a clear reddish amber with a nice white head, the aroma is slightly musty with a decent malt profile, the flavor is a little off in the finish, could be because it’s a pretty old bottle. Glad I got to try this.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I am a little suspicious as to whether this is a repackage job, but here goes... Pour is a slightly hazy deep amber and head is a little better than a finger of dense beige foam at first. Aromas have a bit of a peppery edge to them with some sweet malt and a little touch of floral hops. Flavor revolves around a nice and full malt presence and branches out into a little bit of a peppery hops. If I had to guess, I would say this is a Bells Amber Ale that has maybe been less filtered.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange brown pour with a thin white head. Fresh smelling malt aroma with caramel and nuts. Caramel flavor with with herbal notes. Slight sweetness. Not bad, even after being a year old.
jtw (1135) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
purchased at the eccentric cafe, 12 oz bottles. pours out a mostly clear amber, with some yeast sediment dispersed. malty scotch-ale aroma, very reminiscent of the new Christmas Ale from Bells. Lightly hoppy citrus elements, but malt-forward. no alcohol heat but has some spicy warming flavors. fun beer.