kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle pours amber color with a small white head. Taste the carmal but not overpowering. Good brew.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, itís nice to see Bellís still getting the job done.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. Itís 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!
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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..
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Iíd like a fuller mouthfeel and a little less carbonation - taste is slightly minerally sweet and sharp from the co2.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite tasty. nice hint of hops without that overpowering bitter pucker that some beers boast (and many of yíall love, iím 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.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THIS BEER WAS HIGHLY RECOMENDED TO ME BY A FRIEND AND TO BE HONEST I WASNíT EXPECTING IT TO BE GREAT. AND IT ISNT. THE AROMA IS NOT VERY PLEASANT SMELLS LIKE A TYPICALY MASPRODUCED BEER. THE HEAD IS NONEXISTENT AND THE CARBONATION LINGERS IN THE GLASS LEAVING WHAT LOOKS LIKE LITTLE FLOATIES, I DONT TASTE ANY FRUITS OR ANYTHING THESE OTHER RATERS HAVE, I JUST TASTE MILD HOPS SMOTHERED IN MALT WITH A VERY SLIGHT SWEETNESS. THIS BEER IS FAR FROM GREAT BUT DOES HAVE A GOOD YET NOT OVERWELMING FLAVOR THAT MAKES IT ENJOYABLE
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very average amber. I love Bellís brewery, it is one of my favorites, but this is just a very average showing. Perhaps that is because ambers tend to be bland and unimaginative to begin with. It has a nice pour, thick lacy head, an average mildly hoppy/malty aroma with very little character. The taste was actually sweeter than the average amber, which doesnít surprise me, as most bellís beers Iíve tasted are sweeter than average (which works very well for IPAís and stouts, but not ambers!). It was decent, but I wouldnít buy it again.