mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear orange body with a medium-sized frothy white head. The aroma is fairly subtle mainly holding notes of caramel and cookies as well as some fruity hops. soft chewy body. The flavour profile is somewhat straightforward but I like it. Itís mostly caramel and toast malt flavour here but there is a good amount of fruity twang towards the sweetish finish. Bought at Merchantís Fine Wines in Dearborn, MI in April 2006 (Batch 7240).
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great amber color, smooth, easy drinking taste make it one of the best ambers iíve had, great in the bottle, even better if you can get it off tap
whateveralesme (22) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite amber ales. Very smooth, easy to drink, and tastes great.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Red brown with not too much head. The aroma is mostly floral hops with some subtle (and particularly not too sweet) malt. The mouthfeel is the strong point of this beer, with surprising creaminess for an amber. This is rather hoppy as far as most ambers go (bordering on a malt lacking IPA). Thereís some sweetness, but mostly one dimensional, not really having the richness to completely balance the floral hops, but still not bad. Thereís a lingering almost malty bitterness in the aftertaste, but even by the time I got home, I could still taste the hops.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red in color. The palate is great- creamy, smooth, just the right amount of carbonation. Smells hoppy, spicy, floral. Tastes hoppy, a bit fruity and fairly sweet.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 rerate, May 22, 2007: Right there with Ipswich as the most perfectly balanced beer. Perfect amount of sweet caramel malt, crisp and delicious.
Original rating, Mar 24, 2006 (3.9):rich copper color with a small head and nice lacing. very nice, if slightly subdued aroma of sweet malt with a hoppy presence. Flavor is very lightly sweet and carmely with a fair amount of hoppieness. Rich fruity tones. Very nicely balanced, finishes moderatly hopped and lightly dry.
foutzdj (7) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a nice copper color with a sweet aroma. Was pretty cloudy with sediment. Flavor is sweet with a hops bite. Palate was fair, nothing special. Good but not the best amber ale
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 12, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
this is right up there with one of the worst ambers Iíve ever tasted. it tastes like moldy bread
Vatruvian (27) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the bottle. Your basic brown/amber ale with a little more sweetness and fruit. Good quality but not outstanding.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sully Thanks!
Pours a nice amber, with a slim head but clinging lace. Aroma is strawberry malt with hops afterthoughts. Bits of cereal interdispersed as well. Flavor is a blunt fruity malt flavor, with touches of hops and bitters. Palate suits. Another quality brew from Bells.