Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by FosterJM:
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
1756th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
@Brick Taven, Lombard, IL
App- A darker bit of red with some browns intermixed. I like to use the analogy and it works, like a wood stain color. Had a nice dense center with a bit of lighter reddish/brown edges. The head was a nice 1/2" of off white and went quickly.
Smell- Its a malty smell with a bit of the roast lingering after the initial smell. Was a small bit of an earthy hop aroma as well. Wasnt too much here on this one.
Taste- After being a Fat Tire for so long I dont really drink Ambers anymore. I paired this with a Kobe Burger to get the malts to bring a bit of earthiness out of the burger. This beer was a bit malt forward with that distinct red ale flavor but was negligible really. Well balanced with only a small bit of bitter to it.
Mouth- A smaller medium body with a bit of thickness behind. Medium carbonation and a slight amount of malts on the finish with residual bitter.
Drink- I had to drive home but would have loved to stick around for a few more pints of this nice little beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2013 20:05:28 | More by FosterJM
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12oz. bottle into a straight pint glass. Bottled on 05/22/14
A- Pours a hazy medium amber with a two finger slightly off white head.
S- Light spiciness, light banana, sweet bready notes.
T- Light flavors of sweet bread, light spiciness, very light pine, finishes with a light raisin bread flavor and a very mild bitterness.
M- Very easy drinking beer, a great beer to have 2-3 in a sitting, like I'm doing now. Still has some a nice full mouthfeel for a beer with a lighter flavor.
O- This beer is special to be as it is the first craft beer I was exposed to when I was a kid and saw adults drinking things that weren't BMC products. I really enjoy this beer as a nice sessionable malty beer and I also enjoy the history of this beer as it was Larry Bell's flagship offering back in 1985.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 20:11:30 | More by PaulyB83
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,215 ratings.