Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by JAA:
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Okay, i really couldn't care less about a beer's label art, but a Heron? Come on, it doesn't exactly scream "Buy me". However, out of the bottle and in the glass, it appears more respectable. A good lookin' dark and cloudy amber with a nice and fluffy, one finger head. The head didn't stay long, but fortunately, neither did the beer. Probably due too it's outstanding drinkability. More on that later.
Kind of a let-down on the aroma. A faint cararmel note is about the only identifiable smell in there.
The taste however, did not disappoint. A good example of the style. Not overpowering in the hops department. A biscuity malt foundation, mild bitter hoppiness, and a clean white grape finish. Nothing overpowers.
Mouthfeel is, dare i say it(?), a little watery. Come on, it's one of their weakest brews, they can make a beer for a hot, sunny, sunday afternoon and not be called wimps.
This beer is exactly what i called it in the last paragraph. A five and a half percent amber ale, meant to be a refreshing, yard work beverage. The only shame that Bell's should feel is the similarity of Budweisers' American Ale. Or maybe, they should feel pride that a giant of the industry picked one of their products to clone.
Don't get me wrong though, this is a far superior amber ale when compared to Budweisers'.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2009 21:29:28 | More by JAA
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3.7/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - poured in a pint glass, a cloudy copper with a one finger head. Looked very drinkable.
S - noticed malt and some light nutty aroma
T - very smooth with a good combination of malts and grains. Unlike most ales I've tried this was not bitter all the way through.
M - a little on the heavy/thick side which I liked
A very nice beer. I would pick up a six pack next time around.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 14:25:36 | More by blevel
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.