thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
(Draught at Beer Seller in Indianapolis) another beautiful reddish brown beer with creamy head that stays around a good while. Nose of toasted malts, brown sugar, light crisp hops. Taste is very creamy, crisp but bitter hop bite that becomes off-putting against the sweetness, toasted malt, sweet brown sugar, roasty/burnt linger on the palette and quite creamy. Mentioned it twice but it is very much that way. Carbination is velvety and reminds me of a nitro tap almost. A very solid amber beer with great sweet brown sugar linger all the way through. The toasty finish on this is so freaking good, best thing about it. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2009
on tap @ Maduro during GTMW
Reddish pour thick white head good lace
light carmel and a good hop flower aroma.
Good creamy full pal well coated
Dry finish with a fair hopping of grassy hops light citrus in the afteraste some good carmels the traditional red grains an extra sweet almost brown sugar shot
a very nice easy drinkin red reminiscent of hop rod, but I guess copying a good beer is never a bad thing
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Tap at Maduro’s. The beer kind of reminds me of Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Red but is much lighter and not quite as good. Hops didn’t really fit, but I guess that’s because this is an Amber Ale. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3/28/2008: Bell’s Deb’s Red smells more like an IPA than an Amber Ale. It has lots of fresh Centennial dry-hop aroma. The hoppiness carries through the flavor atop a caramel and rye-like maltiness. This beer has a moderate bitterness the lingers through the dry finish. The beer itself is a murky brown-amber with a frothy head. For an Amber Ale, this beer is quite good.
Draught (pint) at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, Ohio. Rating #37 for this beer.
If this was an IPA as they say it is, it would be mediocre. As an amber its pretty good. Nose is caramel malt and some citrusy fruit. Pours a somewhat murky reddish orange with a tan head. The plastic outdoor cup doesnt help at all, but the taste is ok.some caramel, pine, and fruit are the biggest flavors here with a light bitter to it. Good stuff, though I had higher hopes for my 60th Bells rating. Tasty.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
On tap @ Eccentric cafe 3/16/08. This is the one beer I really wish I could get outside of the EC. It is delicious, and probably one of my favorite amber examples. Flavor is smooth, toasted sweet caramel malts, but has a very crisp dry finish that makes it a great brew for the warm weather. Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2008
Draft at Bell’s tasting. Poured a hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. Good malty and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Light hop aroma. Malty, full body with little hop finish. Nice amber, but not my favorite.
on tap at eccentric cafe. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap @ Bells tasting. Deep orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malt, tropical fruits...all very bright. Flavors of crisp spicy hops, toasted malt, citrus, and a bit of pine. Medium/light body bittersweet with a soft carbonation and a bitter finish. They need to remake this one as it was damn good and would be a perfect session brew for spring. Held up really well. AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe on my Michigan road trip. Pours a reddish light brown in color with a nice half inch head sitting atop. Plenty of hops in both the nose and taste. Now this is a red that I can get into. Not my favorite style, but I would have no problem drinking alot of this one. Glad I had the opportunity to try.