jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of Bellís best, but a solid Amber. Looks good in a glass with a nice malty aroma to go with it. Well balanced and a little fruity.
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy Amber color. Good sized white head that doesn’t fully last. Not smelling much of an aroma. Maybe some malts. Starts off sweet and then you pick up some slight hops in the end. Soft carbonation. Very clean and refreshing. I’m becoming a fan of Bell’s
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: too bad amber ale just isnít my thing it seems, but this is quite a good one. well balanced with residual sweetness done well. I certainly like how all of Bells brews are bottle conditioned.. everyone should catch on to that-REAL ALE! ;)
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: amber-orange color with a small head. Aroma: Hoppy citrus. Flavor: malt, sweet caramel. Thank to Piscator34
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel colored pour with a fairly large head. A little caramel over malts and a litle hops. Smooth, slightly sweet.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber-orange color with a small head that disappeared quickly. Sweet and hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy flavor, with notes of caramel. This is much better and much more well-balanced than I remember it being a few years ago. I avoided this beer for several years, and was pleasantly surprised tonight when I decided to give it another try. A nice amber ale.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as far as amber ales are concerned this one is pretty solid. a nice hoppiness with the hint of deeper character, perhaps of fruit. slightly sweet. a decent easy drinker.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good is too small a word for this one. Very nice all around beer with better balance than most in its class. Thi is only my second Bellís experience and I like it better than the Oberon.
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far better than many other íredí beers. Has a strong buiscuity character that is distracting and the last sample I had was a bit hazy. Still a good beer worthy of a try.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy pale amber. I was shocked at the amount of yeast/sediment, which I did not expect in an amber ale. Nice off white head. Aromas were all citrus, mainly lemon. The taste was overwhelmingly lemony, more like an iced tea than an amber ale. Extremely hoppy. I was somewhat disappointed. This is more like an IPA, which would have been fine if that was what I was in the mood for/expecting.