mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange and clear in color with a thick tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Caramel notes. Rich and malty flavor. Finish is dry. Hops are subtle but balance the beer well. Nice beer. Enjoyable. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange, clear, thick tan headMalty carmel aroma. Rich malty flavor, with a malty, yet dry finish. Slight hop bitterness detected. Big bold flavors show its strenght as you drink it. Very well made. deadon71 (7) - algonquin, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Seems like anything from Bellís Brewery is incredible. One of my favorite breweries. I consider this the poster child for the perfect brown. Great appearence, dark brown, carmel, hint of coffee. Ummm, staple beer.... SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Dry, bready malt aroma matches the malty body. A bit thin and bit uninteresting. Not diggin on it. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Cloudy red/brown colour with a thin fizzy tan head. Caramel, nutty, fruity, and bready aroma. Caramel and earthy flavours with a background acidity and earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy. Thanks, Slikwily!
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2005
bottle. pours a medium brown with a tan head that quickly disappears and forms a bit of lace that chases its way down the glass. slightly sweet with a hint of dry hops on the finish. bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
upon opening the bottle i was greated with a strong aroma of fresh pizza dough. it poured a amber/brown a bit hazy with some sediment. as it warmed the aroma took on the sweet character of molasses and malts. the flavor was of unripe grapefruit, malts and spice. a slightly alcoholy finish. a decent beer. szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours light brown with a medium sized head. Nothing real noteworthy in the aroma - a bit of malt, not much hops. Taste is of malt up front, then turns to a nuttly character. Palate is medium. This is one I would drink again. rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 ReRate. Cloudy dark ruby brown with a thick beige head. Caramel nuts and light grassiness in the nose. Taste has notes of toasty malts, caramel, nuttiness, brown sugar, cola, toffee and a balancing hop presence. Pleasantly sweet and malty. Medium-full, silky mouthfeel with lively fine-beaded carbonation; very good body for a brown ale. Great lacing and head retention. Very bold and flavorful. One of the better brown ales for sure.