daknole (8004) - 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.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, 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 Iím definitely glad to have tried it!
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, 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.
ryan (3187) - 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 Iím glad I got to try it.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, 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.
cbfobes (1935) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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 itís a pretty old bottle. Glad I got to try this.
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 (1057) - 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.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, no batch number. Smells and tastes like Amber ale with a good malt and hops flavor. Some pepperiness in the background. I guess it does taste mildly better than an Amber Ale, but then again Ive had more than a few beers at this point.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, this isnít just another repack job of the amber? Guess ill crack a bottle and not save them as novelty beers for 50 years.
Drank on 3-24-09. Looks like the amber when poured, except for the heavy sediment amount in the body of the beer. Full head that quickly fades. I think its hoppy-er than the amber, with no alcohol. Somewhat dry finish. Pretty good.