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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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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2.4
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2008
A light copper color with lots of sediment. Head is a frothy tan. Not much aroma. Flavor is a bit too sweet. Hoppy, but not bitter, with a hint of straw and nuttiness. Not all that great.

3.2
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Pours a misty copper with small off white head. Some visible yeast particles. Caramel malt aroma with fruit tones. Mildly sweet flabors with some apple caramel bite. More sophisticated than most ambers. I also found it to be a little low on carbonation... Good beer.

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.

3.7
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2007
The best Amber I can get around here. Somewhat more hoppy than average which doesn’t hurt. caramel, malt, hops, medium-thin body.

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.

3.5
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


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