brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve never been as big a fan of this as other people. Seems out of kilter.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours a rather hazy, turbid amber with a large, billowing and long-lasting yellow-cream colored head that leaves good spotty lacing. Aroma features clean malts with some caramel character coming through, balanced with a touch of citrusy, floral hops. A bit soapy. Nice balanced flavor; dominantly sweet, but clean, with light caramel tones and just enough hop bitterness. Finish is very slightly dry. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, with moderate prickly carbonation. Relatively smooth and clean. Solid; nice session beer.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours sparkling medium amber color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty of light bread and grain, moderatly hoppy of grapefruit and orange, moderatly yeasty, leather and apples. Flavor is kinda blah. balanced twords the sweet side, lots of crystal finishes the same with a bit of dyacetal. Light to medium bodied, oily texure coats the mouth and softly carbonated
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bells variety case from Neffsville Beer Mart, Lancaster, PA...bottle pours reddish amber, hazy with sediment...aroma was malty, grassy...taste was much of the same with some apricot...pretty good.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Pours a nice honey amber, with a two finger fluffy white head that doesnít stick around long but leaves a nice lacing and keeps a thin whispy film atop the brew.
Smells of caramel malt and sweet carmalized sugar, I get a little breadyness In there with pretty discreet hops in the back.
Nice sweet malty flavors, I am still getting other burnt caramel. Nice lightly bitter hop finish.
Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation.
Easy to drink refreshing beer.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice amber, copper color showing some orange hues. Substantial off white head that hung around for a bit and left a solid amount of lacing. Mostly clear body. Attractive caramel malt pulling its way to the front of the nose. Iím also detecting a bit of a peach smell. Seems to be a bit more fruity in the hops department than most Ambers I have encountered. Nice and well balanced in the nose. Malty at first in the taste, but gives way to the fruit kick. The malt does lead the charge in the taste however. A nice stab of the alcohol comes in at the end and brings a bit of the warmth and toastiness. Seems to me to be a little thin on the mouthfeel, but it does finish rather dry and crisp. Coats the throat and tongue delicately. This, all in all, is not a bad little brew. Nice bit of warmth at the end. The beer looks great and is very enticing. Iím glad I gave it a try. Itís a brew that I wouldnít have a bit of trouble quaffing for an evening.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was a good amber, all be it a weak one. I would have liked a little more robust of a taste. It was a bit too watery for me.
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a hazy orangey amber with a white head. aroma is caramel, some fig, some hops. taste is sweet hop/malt mix with a little more fig jam. mid-bodied with a bubbly cleanish mouthfeel. nice roundness with some decent bitter in the finish. nice spotty lacing. a nice session brew. better than i was expecting; another quality offering from bells. good autumn or early spring brew. not bad.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Beautiful amber-saffron color with small head. Slightly cloudy, nice light caramel aroma. Medium palate and body with nicely balanced flavor.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful white head on this one. A load of hops for a dry finish but not overdone. I drink this in summer when I canít get Bellís Oberon.