Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2002
Silky smooth. One just isn't enough. If you ever get a chance to try this as the tan in a black and tan... take that chance. You won't be dissapointed. ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
Had on tap at the Bell’s brewery. It was listed as Bell’s Kalamazoo Amber Ale. Deep copper color. 1 finger white head. Sweet malt then clean finish. Not amazing but good for the style. BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2005
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 ’blow-you-out-of-the-water’ like some other Bell’s. Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
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
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 didn’t get to enjoy the full potentials of Bell’s. 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
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
Very smooth poor and taste. You will not find a higher quality amber. This is my favorite brewer in this style. AcctError131151 (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Decent all-around beer, but nothing really stands out about this one. A bit disappointing. KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
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
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. It’s 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.