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Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,071 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2071
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,071 | Reviews: 844 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-06-2012 12:57:08 | More by ThinkAgain
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper hue with an eggshell white head of 3 cm that fades slowly to a thick surface layer. Tightly packed lattice on the glass after each sip.
The aroma is grainy malt and a little bit of cereal. I also get some grassy hops and what I can only describe as a chalky scent. The nose overall is very faint but not really flawed, just not huge or the driver on this beer.
The first sip reveals an average body with very and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is some grainy malt and a little caramel, finishes with some grassy hops and very dry on my palate.
No hint of any alcohol and the beer is easy to drink. Nothing outstanding on any component but no flaws either. Worth a try if you really like ambers but not worth chasing down in my opinion.
I could probably drink several of these in a sitting and would choose it over other sessionable beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:56:43 | More by sulldaddy
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

04-23-2014 20:43:23 | More by bdolven
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-23-2014 20:15:02 | More by atrocity
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-23-2014 19:19:37 | More by Durandal_777
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robotiks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-22-2014 01:30:53 | More by robotiks
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2014 23:20:20 | More by fthegiants
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-20-2014 17:44:12 | More by Guinnesswasmyfirstlove
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

04-20-2014 12:19:38 | More by eonbluekarma
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 01:49:50 | More by mvanwoerm
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-14-2014 09:32:05 | More by SocalKicks
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2014 20:13:12 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 16:55:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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HOPHEADNATIONMATT

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-10-2014 21:06:40 | More by VaporDome
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John_Rendleman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-10-2014 02:21:55 | More by John_Rendleman
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-08-2014 22:30:34 | More by pdcleff
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-08-2014 15:48:27 | More by Bis4beer70
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blevel

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First review

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
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-08-2014 02:49:46 | More by Mikexw
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-06-2014 20:57:53 | More by Trent
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 19:16:52 | More by Booner818
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-06-2014 18:54:39 | More by Bobhoya
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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.