thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Beer Seller in Indianapolis) another beautiful reddish brown beer with creamy head that stays around a good while. Nose of toasted malts, brown sugar, light crisp hops. Taste is very creamy, crisp but bitter hop bite that becomes off-putting against the sweetness, toasted malt, sweet brown sugar, roasty/burnt linger on the palette and quite creamy. Mentioned it twice but it is very much that way. Carbination is velvety and reminds me of a nitro tap almost. A very solid amber beer with great sweet brown sugar linger all the way through. The toasty finish on this is so freaking good, best thing about it.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Maduro during GTMW
Reddish pour thick white head good lace
light carmel and a good hop flower aroma.
Good creamy full pal well coated
Dry finish with a fair hopping of grassy hops light citrus in the afteraste some good carmels the traditional red grains an extra sweet almost brown sugar shot
a very nice easy drinkin red reminiscent of hop rod, but I guess copying a good beer is never a bad thing
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maduro’s. The beer kind of reminds me of Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Red but is much lighter and not quite as good. Hops didn’t really fit, but I guess that’s because this is an Amber Ale.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/28/2008: Bell’s Deb’s Red smells more like an IPA than an Amber Ale. It has lots of fresh Centennial dry-hop aroma. The hoppiness carries through the flavor atop a caramel and rye-like maltiness. This beer has a moderate bitterness the lingers through the dry finish. The beer itself is a murky brown-amber with a frothy head. For an Amber Ale, this beer is quite good.
Draught (pint) at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, Ohio. Rating #37 for this beer.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If this was an IPA as they say it is, it would be mediocre. As an amber its pretty good. Nose is caramel malt and some citrusy fruit. Pours a somewhat murky reddish orange with a tan head. The plastic outdoor cup doesnt help at all, but the taste is ok.some caramel, pine, and fruit are the biggest flavors here with a light bitter to it. Good stuff, though I had higher hopes for my 60th Bells rating. Tasty.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Eccentric cafe 3/16/08. This is the one beer I really wish I could get outside of the EC. It is delicious, and probably one of my favorite amber examples. Flavor is smooth, toasted sweet caramel malts, but has a very crisp dry finish that makes it a great brew for the warm weather.
Tmoney99 (13242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bell’s tasting. Poured a hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. Good malty and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light hop aroma. Malty, full body with little hop finish. Nice amber, but not my favorite.
on tap at eccentric cafe.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bells tasting. Deep orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malt, tropical fruits...all very bright. Flavors of crisp spicy hops, toasted malt, citrus, and a bit of pine. Medium/light body bittersweet with a soft carbonation and a bitter finish. They need to remake this one as it was damn good and would be a perfect session brew for spring. Held up really well.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe on my Michigan road trip. Pours a reddish light brown in color with a nice half inch head sitting atop. Plenty of hops in both the nose and taste. Now this is a red that I can get into. Not my favorite style, but I would have no problem drinking alot of this one. Glad I had the opportunity to try.