Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Silky smooth. One just isnít enough. If you ever get a chance to try this as the tan in a black and tan... take that chance. You wonít be dissapointed.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Thanks pailhead. Pours a cloudy....amber with some orangish hints in it. Cloudy with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is of very bready malts. Grainy and doughy and slightly sweet and yeasty. No hops in the nose. Flavor was sweet upfront of caramel and cereal grains, definitely a malt monster with a bit of malty nuttiness. Slight hop bitterness and earthy hops, possibly UK hops with maybe a tinge of grapefruit. Ester profile is moderate but gives just enough fruity balance. Finishes moderate dry. Body was quite full, especially for an amber; goes down smooth and easily with adequate carbonation. Great session beer. Solid but not íblow-you-out-of-the-waterí like some other Bellís.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical amber ale---well, typically good. Nothing really bad about it, but nothing stands out as better than the rest out there. Good balance of malt and hops, no bitterness, smooth finish, cloudy appearance makes it somewhat different....
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well I would first like to point out the Batch Number on this beer being 8231. It was packaged November 14, 2007. I was very disappointed when I found this out.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. This beer had a nice fluffy, off white colored head. The color was very awesome, fading from a light orange to an amber orange at the top. I can definately taste that this beer is almost a year old and it makes me sad that I didnít get to enjoy the full potentials of Bellís. The beer tasted very skunked, so I am going to stop my review here and when I get a chance to try an "up to date" bottle, then I will write a new review.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-11-2008 03:58:47
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
If you are trying to get drunk, drink enough of them and you will be drunk otherwise this beer has no pay off.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth poor and taste. You will not find a higher quality amber. This is my favorite brewer in this style.
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Decent all-around beer, but nothing really stands out about this one. A bit disappointing.
partchapol (118) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Citrus, sugar; hazy orange, thin bubbles; bittersweet, close to full body; somewhat thick, just ok, drinkable
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a local bar. A nice copper amber color with a moderate head. Good mouthfeel with a smooth flavour.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite enjoyable and readily available around southeast michigan. To me this is almost an ale, lager hybrid as some of the malts and hops are those often used in lagers, but the process is ale. Itís smooth, crisp, aromatic. Malts are kinda bready, hops seem like a german/american hybrid, if that makes any sense. Nice medium body fits casual drinking with meals and such, or times when you care to really think about your beer.