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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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3.3
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 Sweet caramel malt, yeast, and earthy hops waft from the glass. It pours with a light but firm carbonation. Medium caramel malt flavor with a lot of diacetyl yeast residue. The diacetyl character detracts from the palate.

3.2
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Pours a hazy copper with a fair amount of sediment. Thick creamy head with small bubbles that last. Aroma is light caramel with some biscuit/bready notes. Medium light body. Med carbonation. Flavor is primarily light caramel with a fair amount of residual sweetness. Hops balance, but play second fiddle to the caramel. Overall, a good session beer, but I expected something a little more impressive from Bell’s.

2.3
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
ABR ’08 - On Cask. It pours medium amber with tick lacy head. The nose was sweet yet some bitter hops. It seemed to be quite bitter and the head just got to be too much.

2.9
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Was expecting more from this beer.....probably won’t go back to the well on this one.

3.6
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Aroma has hints of caramel. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber with a foamy white head. Taste is smooth with hints of malt and hops. Has a medium body on the palate. Very smooth amber, pleasure to drink; however, doesn’t really stick out from other ambers.

3.2
partchapol (128) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Citrus, sugar; hazy orange, thin bubbles; bittersweet, close to full body; somewhat thick, just ok, drinkable

3.5
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Pours a hazy orange-amber with very thich froathy foam, unfortunately doesn’t last long. Aromas of sweet malts and hops alittle fruity. Sweet bready malts up front (yeast, fruit and caramel), bitter hop finish. Be sure to swirl the bottom inch or two when pouring to irritate the yeast or pour through strainer

3.5
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008
Poured a light amber with a thin white head with virtually no retention. The smell was very faint, hints of breads and malts. Great taste; earthy, bready, and lightly hoppy. Watery in the mouth, not very full, but a great carbonation level and a pleasant after taste. Very drinkable, wish I had bought a few more. Serving type: bottle

3.7
ludhaber (126) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
The beer has good malt taste. Excellent balance. A little light on the malt mouthfeel. Aroma is also very light and somewhat insufficient for a really good beer. This beer is just fine.

1.8
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 12, 2006
this is right up there with one of the worst ambers I’ve ever tasted. it tastes like moldy bread


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