willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
07.14.04 12 oz bottle courtesy of jsquire. Pours cloudy, glowing orange amber. Sweet aromas are everwhere, even sweet for an amber. Cherry and apple blossoms. More cherry in flavor along with the usual sweet bready malts. Strong malt presence and clean hpp finish. Creamy, clinging white head. Nicely done; looking forward ro more of the Bells goodies.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma was pleasant. I would barely call the appearance red. It had very little carbonation.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty bread and crystal malts in the nose. Smooth mouthfeel with biscuty malts and a littl hop in the background. Outstanding toasty finnish.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange brew. Smell is slight caramel with earthy hops. The flavor was unimpressive. A little toasted and slight hoppy flavor. Not much sticks out to make me want more.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good clowded amber color. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, but ends with a small crispness to it. Flavor is a wheatish malt but rather sweet. Who knew that something so good could come from a superfund site?
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a local bar. A nice copper amber color with a moderate head. Good mouthfeel with a smooth flavour.
thetrifecta (29) - Bellís country, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty amber with some unique characteristics for the style. It seems all of Bellís products have just a slightly different taste that I canít quite put my finger on. Great mouthfeel and a nice hint of mildly roasty sweetness with a good dose of hops to finish.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured cloudy copper med. sized head that didnít last too long.aroma hops,malts hint of yeast a some sweetness,nice balance. flavor,canít put the buds to it but a slight sweetness almost like pineapple? than some bitterness. had a nice mouth feel and finish
thegreenrooster (4153) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a huge white head and excellent lace. Aroma and flavor is of hops. This is what I would describe as a cloudy pale ale. Nice thick mouthfeel to go along with the other sences. Good stuff.
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma is a nice blend of malts and hops. Pours more of an transparent orange than an amber. A little sediment floating around. Not much of a head. Taste is sweet (caramel) and finishes just slightly bitter. Very short lived, slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice balance. I donít really find anything all that spectacular about this beer. It is good, but an average rating of 3.6? Bellís reputation?