Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by DerekStek:
3.55/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a glass mug.
This beer pours an amber (duh) brown color. The head is light, fizzy, and is quick to disappear.
The smell is rather faint. The malts stand out more than anything else. I can't put my nose on it but there is also a almost plastic-like smell in there as well.
Fortunately, the taste overcomes the smell. It's a simple brew. A small bite, a malty flavor, and maybe some fruit? Maybe some honey? Either way, it's not too bold.
Bottoms up, these go down easy.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 00:35:04 | More by DerekStek
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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.
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