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RATINGS: 1501   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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3.4
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2004
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.

3.1
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
The aroma was pleasant. I would barely call the appearance red. It had very little carbonation.

3.6
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2004
Toasty bread and crystal malts in the nose. Smooth mouthfeel with biscuty malts and a littl hop in the background. Outstanding toasty finnish.

2.6
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2004
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.

3.8
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
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?

3.7
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
On tap at a local bar. A nice copper amber color with a moderate head. Good mouthfeel with a smooth flavour.

3.6
thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Tasty amber with some unique characteristics for the style. It seems all of Bell’s products have just a slightly different taste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Great mouthfeel and a nice hint of mildly roasty sweetness with a good dose of hops to finish.

3.6
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
poured cloudy copper med. sized head that didn’t last too long.aroma hops,malts hint of yeast a some sweetness,nice balance. flavor,can’t put the buds to it but a slight sweetness almost like pineapple? than some bitterness. had a nice mouth feel and finish

3.8
thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2004
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.

3.3
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2004
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 don’t really find anything all that spectacular about this beer. It is good, but an average rating of 3.6? Bell’s reputation?


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