Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
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
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District of Columbia
3.71/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tried to rate this one to style, as it might be one of my least favorite styles. This one tasted along the lines of an ESB.
The appearance was a little on the orange side, translucent with some head along the edge. The smell was grainy with what to me is a typical British pale ale yeast. The taste follows this, grainy with a little lemon added to produce a faint copper taste that I associate with ESBs. I guess the good thing is that since it does remind me of an ESB, it does have a hop presence, which some of the style seem devoid of. The feel is a bit watery, but I think that of almost any beer in this style.
I will probably not revisit this beer unless it's the sole option, but that's due more to my preferences than the quality of the beer. If not obvious, if you're an ESB fan, I think you should give it a whirl to decide for yourself.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 21:20:02 | More by cjgiant
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,252 ratings.