jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Draft at Jerry’s. Cloudy orange, with big, foamy beige head / Citrus, floral and pine nose / Medium body with creamy hops on the finish / Flavors of pine, orange, lemon, and spun sugar / Outstanding, although more of an American pale ale, I’d say, than an amber. JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Finally had some. Pricey 6 pack cause IL is not friendly to brewers. Delicious and a drinkable favorite. Hop character and malt is balanced smoothly. I give it a good review. OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Pint at the plant. A gorgeous beer in the pint glass, lovely dark amber colour, thin good firm head. Aroma of toffee and dark sugar. Taste is malty and rich. Very drinkable, not too heavy. Lovely beer, worth a try! naivepegasus (387) - USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head. Odor of caramel and sweet malts. Frothy mouthfeel, taste starts with some caramel and ends with a hoppy bitterness. Very good. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Man this was a good amber by my standards. Pours an amber color(really?!)...aromas of yeast, caramel, golden raisins and very light and soft hops. Flavor is full and really damn nice. Caramel malt, light hops and some notes of honey. MMMMM.
DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Draft at Brixie’s, with ElGaucho. I figure if Bell’s is trying to enter the market as a "new" (wink wink) brewer, they would start with a flagship for its new brand. This one has a light amber color that glows under a thin head. A very clean, malty "beer" smell. First thing I taste is a big caramel malt, followed by an assertive hop nose. More spicy than bitter, I’m thinking of the milder American hops here. Appropriate for sipping or gulping, a good basic beer. 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. 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. 49markan097 (9) - USA - MAY 11, 2008 does not count
From bottle, poured a vanilla colored head that was a deep amber. Opaque with yeast. Rich floral aroma. Taste smooth and toasty. Minimal bitter finish that was short and not overpowering. Thank you Mr. Larry Bell from Chi-town!!! kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a couple trades. Thanks, guys! Pours a bright, candy-orange color; off-white head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Oranges, candy sugar, and some earthy bitterness in the aroma; pleasantly hopped, chewy nose. Medium mouthfeel: chewy candy sugar, oranges, and dried fruit; coupled to a solid earthy bitterness; pretty tasty stuff, and (from what I recall) quite a bit better than the regular Bell’s Amber; sessionable stuff. Medium finish: toasty grains, earthy bitterness, some husks; pretty dry ending.