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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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3.6
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2005
The color is a deep rust red that darkens toward the top. Nose is sweet with fruit accents of apple and pear that gives way to a nice caramel finish. The medium-bodied ale has a sweet flavor that manages to be remarkably smooth and rich. A very good amber that brings depth to an often one-note style.

3.6
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Nice bra. Decent amount of hops. There are better ones in their variety pack.

3
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle pours amber color with a small white head. Taste the carmal but not overpowering. Good brew.

3.2
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Served from tap into a standard pint. Pours copper with a minimal white head. There was no apparent lacing present. The aroma was comprised of only subtle hops. The flavor was of small hops and subtle sweet malt. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this brew was really smooth and was stupidly drinkable. It did not have the greatest flavor and could have been more complex, but it was still enjoyed and was really refreshing.

3.8
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. An unclear, copper beer. Malty, caramel aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel that goes down very easily. Flavor is sweet, similar to the aroma with with minimal hops and citrusy tartness near the finish. A very solid beer that I could drink daily if I was so inclined.

3.9
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Pours with a thick orange body that looks almost frosty throughout. Hues of gold and amber shade the body making it appear almost solid. With a thick, though quickly settling, creamy white head nestled on top this beer look phenomenal. This is photo grade beer right here! Aroma is powerful and very malty. Caramel malt is present in the nose as is a fruity blast of malt goodness and floral hop notes. Caramel malt makes a splash as soon as this beer hits the palate. It’s a thick beer with a very satisfying mouthfeel. Malt dominates the tongue while hints of alcohol and citrus lead to a memorable bitter floral finish. Outstanding unique flavor. Good stuff!

3.7
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Amber in color indeed! With a nice lacing white head, as well. The aroma is malty, bread and caramel tinged with toffee, and light hops. As it warms the aroma shifts more to the hops with a definate citrus and pine scent, and a slight bit of diacetyl. The flavor is sweet, toasty, with fruity yeast in the background. Decent bitterness and a smooth mouthfeel finish this one off. Overall this is still a great beer, it’s nice to see Bell’s still getting the job done.

3
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottled - Pours a dark hazy amber with an off white head.. Nose if an odd fruitiness.. lots of malt ... not really feeling the aroma.. Taste is a buttery fruit flavor.. cant put my finger on it.. but im definitly not a fan..

3.4
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2012
A nose of vanilla, caramel and roasty malt, a little diacetyl butter too. Light body with flavors of bready malt, a little caramel and a nice sting citrusy hops and carbonation. I’d like a fuller mouthfeel and a little less carbonation - taste is slightly minerally sweet and sharp from the co2.

3.1
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2001
quite tasty. nice hint of hops without that overpowering bitter pucker that some beers boast (and many of y’all love, i’m sure) great color and good balance of carbonation. it seems to me that many red/amber beers are either too flat or too bubbly for some reason. not this one, though.


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