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RATINGS: 1502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.

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3.2
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Deep hazy amber with a solid beige foamy-rocky lasting head. Pleasant orange juice malty aroma, mild resiny hops, fresh grain and wildflowers. Taste is sweet juicy malt, maybe a bit more orange flavouring than Iíd like, and the hops seem positively perfumy - Iíd like something a little ballsier with the hops. Creamy, lightly carbonated almost sugary mouthfeel - I mean this isnít bad, but it doesnít scream "Bells" to me.

3.3
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Pours a hazy golden amber with small floaties. Medium off white bubbly/foamy head that left some lacing and sustained. Aroma of caramel malt, candy orange, Munich malts, a general sweetness and fruity. Flavor of sweet malts, light hop bitterness, some fruit and grains. Bells has done much better than this.

2.5
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2006
I was trying my best to really enjoy this beer becasue I have enjoeyed enerything from Bells in the past and I had high hopes. The appearance I thought was wonderful. Beautiful amber color with a thick frothy white/light orange head. Then I smelled and was dismayed - maybe I had a bad night but the aroma was just pukey. I thought the palate was enjoyable - fairly full body. I just didnít enjoy the flavor - not a whole lot there. I will try it again - maybe it was me.

3.8
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2006
I enjoy ambers and this is top notch. Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Left an amber colored, small, quickly disappearing head. Copperish color, slightly cloudy, and quite carbonated Filmy remnance of head was long lasting. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Slightly pleasant bite on the first sip. Loved the aftertaste and also the pepperiness on the tongue. Great balance between the flavor and hops.

3.5
User37895 (3042) - - JUN 9, 2006
Poured a murky amber color with sedmientation at the bottom (which I like). The aroma was sweet, lightly fruity, and candy caramel. Flavor was much of the same with a touch of mustiness and a nice touch of hops in the finish. Gotta love an amber that doesnít go hop crazy. Mouthfeel was moderate and fairly normal for the style.

3.7
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Golden-amber body with abundant yeast and a sudsy, off-white head. Somewhat muted, fruity aroma with obvious Munich malt signatures of toasty dark bread crusts and black tea leaves. Light, woodsy hop notes in the nose too. More fruity malt character with lightly spicy hops in the flavor plus a lightly sweet caramel quality, light quenching acidity and soft bitterness. A refreshing and solid amber ale.

3
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2006
dark golden with a white head. aroma dominated by sweet toasted nutty fruity malt. flavor bittersweet caramel with a hint of slightly fruity yeast. light bodied finish is mostly bitter caramel flavor that lingers for quite some time. decent amber but nothing i want to drink every day.

3.3
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 Sweet caramel malt, yeast, and earthy hops waft from the glass. It pours with a light but firm carbonation. Medium caramel malt flavor with a lot of diacetyl yeast residue. The diacetyl character detracts from the palate.

3.4
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This amber pours a orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of caramel. A medium bodied amber. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. A touch sweet, but there is some hoppiness to balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
(Bottled) Very hazy dark amber color with lots of floating yeast. Sourish-malty, yeasty aroma. Sourish-malty, slightly acidic flavor with some Belgian Aleíish yeastiness. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated, slightly acidic palate. An interesting Amber Ale, but not the most pleasant one around.


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