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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Aroma is citrusy hops and some carmel malt background. Flavor has a nice sweet to it from the malt but is balanced well by the hops. Nice refreshing finish.

3.9
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 1, 2003
Very nice appearance, golden orange color...A slightly sweet aroma. Flavor sweet, with hints of brown sugar and a little fruitiness. Hops noticeable, but not overwhelming. Somehow, I still think this tastes similar, but a little better, than the Jan Hevelius Kaper, a strong lager. A very nice, rich ale.

4
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2001
This is a nice starter beer from the Bells line. Not their best though. But very good.

3
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
I've never been as big a fan of this as other people. Seems out of kilter.

3.3
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
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

3.4
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2008
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.

3
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
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.

3.7
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
From notes. Pours a nice honey amber, with a two finger fluffy white head that doesn’t 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.

3.7
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2010
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. I’m 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. I’m glad I gave it a try. It’s a brew that I wouldn’t have a bit of trouble quaffing for an evening.

3.5
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
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.


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