stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
On tap awhile ago at Lunar Brewing in Villa Park, IL. Glad that they got this and their porter into Illinois - with they had a version of Two-Hearted . . . ah, well. A little malt in the nose. Amber pour. Some malt and fruitiness complemented by a bit of hoppiness. I liked it, but it had a bit of a subdued flavor profile - was hoping for something a little bigger. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
bottle from Archerliqours. Deep amber with a fizzy white head. Crisp citrus and malt aroma and taste. Decent, but nothing special. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pantanap - thanks!
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2008
Pours a warm amber with a fluffy near-white head. I get the same DMS that after4ever notes, though to nowhere the same degree. Instead, Malty, malty nose, lots of toasted grain. Earthy flavor,plenty of toasty malt, mild sweetness, hints of those DMS vegetables but fairly minor, gentle earthy hops on the close. Easy-drinking and plenty enjoyable.
12-oz. Pours a slightly hazy--and slightly chill-hazed--coppery amber ale. Thick, rocky, sudsy tannish head with intermittent lace. Sour DMS nose...meh. Mild body on the light side of medium, subdued carb. Biscuit, toast, and rotten vegetables on the mid-palate. One of the worse cases of DMS I’ve seen. HogTownHarry (6830) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Shared with garthicus. Murky deep orange, avreage dmiinishing off-white head. Lush, citrus juice aroma, herbal hop bitterness. Taste follows, very grainy, really appealing. Thick body, nice grainy astringency - really good and devilishly easy to drink.
garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
Shared with HogTownHarry - Harrys bottle - Thanks Harry!! Grapefruit orange body, small off white head, oily texture. Aroma: Malt and toffee - yeasty too, nice sticky body, a light sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks Harry. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
Pours (from bottle) a great red orange in color with a small head that sticks around for a very short time. Some yeast floaters in the beer as well. Aroma is a nice and strong of malt. Flavor starts off a great malty flavor and then leads into a sweet acidic taste and ends dry with no alcohol flavor to it. Great beer for the warmer sunny days ahead. I would definitely buy this beer again in the future. dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On Tap at Jimmy’s Grill, Naperville. More malty and less fruity than the Bell’s Amber. Probably closer to a Fat Tire than I would like. Would prefer Amber over this, but my fate is that I live in Illinois. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
When I saw this at Binny’s, I became ecstatic. Bell’s is back! Pours a burnt orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee and caramel. Taste is well-balanced. Ideal for an amber. Just absolutely perfect, I can’t wait until we get the rest of the line. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2008
Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Cloudy, medium orange pour with a thin, wispy white head. Mild nose of sweet malts. Balanced flavor, highly quaffable. Nice, and welcome back to Ilinois!