aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally good head. Nice copper color, great smell, citrus carmel taste. A very easy, very enjoyable drink.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep copper with large beige head. nice aroma of malt and hops, initial tast is of fruity hops, followed by a wonderful carmel maltyness, very easy to drink, a great amber, better than bells original. A fine brew
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep coppery red, with a slightly juicy hop aroma. Caramelly, wtihout being sweet. Effervescent bubbles tickle the tongue. This is a low alcohol beer of the highest quality.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy amber color with a laced tan head. Just a ton of malts mixed into a wonderful beer with a little citrus to add a sense of flair. Absolutely solid.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An elegant, upscale Amber. Another hard to find, once a year Bell’s, but well worth the hunt. If you treasure a great Amber/Red, you will love this beer.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what Bells Amber wants to be when it grows up. Beautiful red-amber color, nice off white head, good body toward the light side. Moderately malty, pushed almost to the extreme with hops. Nice clean finish. Just like all other Bells beers, the yeast character presents itself. The hops seem to keep that under control. Always decant a Bells beer. Not sure if this is still a seasonal, but I would drink it year ’round.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazingly good for a beer of this style, and much better than Bell’s Amber. Hoppy and refreshing finish. Malt seems slightly smoked and sweet. Thin but not bland, very flavorful.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty red-orange color with frothy off-white head and a grainy nose. Malt flavor with an acidic bitterness bite to it. Better with food.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, brown, nice one finger head. Medium body, upfront sweetness, followed by some bite on the tongue. different, very nice