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Kalamazoo Royal Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   ABV: -
Brewed especially for the people of the great state of Illinois.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Batch 8405. The body is a lightly hazy, deep amber color. A quickly fading, frothy, beige colored head leaves wet splotches of lacing on the glass. The aroma shows caramel malts, hints of bronzed apple slices, and floral, perfumy hop notes. Flavors are well balanced, sweet caramel and orchard fruits up front being countered by a lightly peppery, floral hop finish. Medium bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is just a touch on the syrupy side. Overall, this is a pretty nice amber, but it’s really nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle.Small semi-fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a golden orange hue. The aroma was sweet, caramel, malt, fruity, and mildly hoppy. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, malt, fruity, and caramel. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. Quaffable, easy to drink, nice balance, Decent brew, but nothing IMO to get overly excited about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy, light brown. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some grassy, light grain. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Light amber body with a small beige head. The flavor is doughy, cracker and citrus hops. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with citrus, floral hops, light cotton candy and honey, pale malts. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Hazy, murky, muddy glowing orange color with a small white head. Nose of semi-musty crystal malt, some cracked grains, some wet bread, a bit of orange-scented fruity hops as well. Full, chewy body, nicely done, some orange and caramel malt flavors, a bit of banana as well, even some lemon and apple flavored hops when warmer. Overall very fresh and easy to like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a couple trades. Thanks, guys! Pours a bright, candy-orange color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Oranges, candy sugar, and some earthy bitterness in the aroma; pleasantly hopped, chewy nose. Medium mouthfeel: chewy candy sugar, oranges, and dried fruit; coupled to a solid earthy bitterness; pretty tasty stuff, and (from what I recall) quite a bit better than the regular Bell’s Amber; sessionable stuff. Medium finish: toasty grains, earthy bitterness, some husks; pretty dry ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (361) - USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head. Odor of caramel and sweet malts. Frothy mouthfeel, taste starts with some caramel and ends with a hoppy bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle at Kuma’s. This was kind of a nicer version of the Bells Amber. Lost of fruity/spicey green hop notes on a nice amber colored body. Taste has a touch of crystal malt to compliment the hops. Very well balanced and even-kieled. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2008
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is a mild sour malt scent. Color is a hazy orange amber with good carbonation and a thin but tight head. Taste is malty and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes in with a faintly sweet malt flavor that has a little roasted like taste to it, then a nice bitterness. After taste has the malt flavors lingering as the bitterness builds. This is a very tasty Amber Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2008
draft at CSAH. clear brown. muted slightly hopped aroma. pretty balanced, strong malt base. actually a bit too sweet.

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