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. 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. 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? 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. 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.
walleye (1102) - 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 thegreenrooster (4626) - 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. Pailhead (6543) - 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? urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Update: On my last sip, I noticed this intensely beautiful aroma that I associate with my favorite pilsners, of all things. Also, I marvel at the subtlety of this beer. This is really excellent, quiet and elegant. Top notch. Old: Yeasty beer with a long lasting fluffy head. Slightly sour aroma, but everything about the smell is slight. Flavor is a bit slight, too, but what is there is quite nice. Some light, creamy apricot notes keep it interesting. I like it more and more as I get through the glass. Fine beer, though if I were to order one of Bell?s lighter beers, it would be their magnificent brown ale. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
This gleaming brew was acquired in trade with CB and TAR, Thanks you guys!
Pours a hazy amber body with a mountainous and rocky tan head. This ones got some big chunks of oatmeal looking stuff floating around. The nose is sweet and malty. The barley is most present, along with some notes of summer honeysuckle and caramel. The flavor brings most of the same attributes as the aroma.. with the addition of a tart lemony bite in the finish. Overall it’s exceptionally drinkable…. More mentions of caramel than most Ambers; and a little graininess, maybe Rye that differentiates the Amber Ale from others.