Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle (packaged on 7/12/2013) into a nonic pint glass.
A fluffy eggshell-white head formed on top of a hazy dark-orange body.
Toasty malts stand out in the nose. Minor hints of citrus also come out.
This amber ale is very well balanced. A sweet malty taste blends in perfectly with very mild hops. The subtle citrus flavors from the hops leave a mild tangy feeling in the mouth.
Overall: This is an Amber Ale done right. I find it hard to crown a beer the "best" of its style but Bell's certainly competes for a top spot in my book. It is very easy to enjoy a few of these on a mild autumn afternoon... or anytime for the ambitious ones.
Bottom Line: If you are a fan of Amber Ales, go out and find this. Definitely worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 02:34:42 | More by Chiefy770
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This offering pours a deep burgundy color with a small off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is subtle but pleasant with a nice balance of malt and hops as well as an underlying alcohol note. It sips smooth and clean with a light to medium body. The flavor is pleasant and quite balanced between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. This is definitely a beer that you could sit and drink a number of and enjoy each one. Not particularly complex or remarkable but very balanced and damn good.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:51:03 | More by lochef81
3.81/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear red-copper with a healthy beige head that quickly drops to a film with a ring around the glass. Decent retention; some lacing.
Pervasive alcohol sourness with malt notes. Spicy caramel up front with sweet aromas and some hoppy astringency.
Rich, full flavor. Mellow malt tastes with a little caramel and a quick touch of dry hops at the end. Very nice.
Medium body and a little thin-feeling with prickly carbonation and a coating, silky finish.
Mellow, inoffensive, and drinkable. This beer is certainly nothing to write home about but is a solid red beer and would make for a good session beer or could be a good stepping stone into craft for non-beer-drinkers.
Might have again if I had access; a safe bet for a solid, generally enjoyable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 17:02:19 | More by TheDoctor
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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