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Kalamazoo Royal Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Bellís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2008
Sampled from 12-oz bottle at Dark Lord Days 2008, and shared by a non-RBíian in line. Pours a semi-clear amber brown brew with an average off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and thin white ring. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some earthy herbs/spice, a touch of multi-grain biscuits and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of roasted caramel malt, a touch of white pepper and some sweet and flowery hops. Finish is slightly metallic with a roasted caramel and mild bitter aftertaste that quickly disappears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
On tap awhile ago at Lunar Brewing in Villa Park, IL. Glad that they got this and their porter into Illinois - with they had a version of Two-Hearted . . . ah, well. A little malt in the nose. Amber pour. Some malt and fruitiness complemented by a bit of hoppiness. I liked it, but it had a bit of a subdued flavor profile - was hoping for something a little bigger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
bottle from Archerliqours. Deep amber with a fizzy white head. Crisp citrus and malt aroma and taste. Decent, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pantanap - thanks!

Pours a warm amber with a fluffy near-white head. I get the same DMS that after4ever notes, though to nowhere the same degree. Instead, Malty, malty nose, lots of toasted grain. Earthy flavor,plenty of toasty malt, mild sweetness, hints of those DMS vegetables but fairly minor, gentle earthy hops on the close. Easy-drinking and plenty enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
after4ever (7610) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2008
12-oz. Pours a slightly hazy--and slightly chill-hazed--coppery amber ale. Thick, rocky, sudsy tannish head with intermittent lace. Sour DMS nose...meh. Mild body on the light side of medium, subdued carb. Biscuit, toast, and rotten vegetables on the mid-palate. One of the worse cases of DMS Iíve seen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Shared with garthicus. Murky deep orange, avreage dmiinishing off-white head. Lush, citrus juice aroma, herbal hop bitterness. Taste follows, very grainy, really appealing. Thick body, nice grainy astringency - really good and devilishly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
Shared with HogTownHarry - Harrys bottle - Thanks Harry!! Grapefruit orange body, small off white head, oily texture. Aroma: Malt and toffee - yeasty too, nice sticky body, a light sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks Harry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
Pours (from bottle) a great red orange in color with a small head that sticks around for a very short time. Some yeast floaters in the beer as well. Aroma is a nice and strong of malt. Flavor starts off a great malty flavor and then leads into a sweet acidic taste and ends dry with no alcohol flavor to it. Great beer for the warmer sunny days ahead. I would definitely buy this beer again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On Tap at Jimmyís Grill, Naperville. More malty and less fruity than the Bellís Amber. Probably closer to a Fat Tire than I would like. Would prefer Amber over this, but my fate is that I live in Illinois.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
When I saw this at Binnyís, I became ecstatic. Bellís is back! Pours a burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee and caramel. Taste is well-balanced. Ideal for an amber. Just absolutely perfect, I canít wait until we get the rest of the line.

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