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Kalamazoo Royal Amber Ale

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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed especially for the people of the great state of Illinois.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11535) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Man this was a good amber by my standards. Pours an amber color(really?!)...aromas of yeast, caramel, golden raisins and very light and soft hops. Flavor is full and really damn nice. Caramel malt, light hops and some notes of honey. MMMMM.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8038) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2008
On tap at CSAH. Poured clear medium amber with a short cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up sweeter caramel and dry hoppage (floral and herbal notes).. warmth brought out a little brown sugar and darker fruit. Sweeter caramel and lesser fruits in the flavor with ample floral and leafy bitterness.. caramel joins that bitterness on the medium-length finish. About medium-bodied on the palate with some sharp notes detracting from the enjoyment (especially on the back of the tongue).. spicy and flavorful, but just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle shared by kmweaver on 7/3/08: Pours a transparent bronze orange with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasty caramel malt with some earthy piny hops. Body starts with nice mild sweetness and some toasty nutty bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent amber.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
after4ever (6130) - 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 I’ve seen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass procured from the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Very hazy dark amber pour with moderate tan head that dissipates to a film. Aromas are a hearty carmel malt feel with light floral hops. Taste is light bodied brew, carmel and biscuity malt with some light orange peel / marmalade hoppiness. Finishes light bodied and cereal, very sessionable. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Glad to note that Bell’s is sneaking back into the Chicago region, but I wish they’d done it with something more interesting. Okay enough, I s’pose, for a quiet session ale. From the tap, it pours a pale amber body with a sizeable off-white head. Lots o’ lace. The aroma has some caramel and apple complemented by a light PNW hopping of pine, flowers, and a citric bitterness. Light bodied. The flavor has a reserved sweet maltiness balanced by an earthy bitterness. Good, but unexciting.

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