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

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Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,269 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,269
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 108 | FT: 1
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)
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afdempse

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murky amber colored beer with cloudiness and floaties from sediment. Head dissipates and leaves decent lacing.

Aroma is great. Strong scents of freshly baked bread, with an earthy spiciness contributed by the hops.

Flavor is a bit muted compared to the aroma. The bread flavor doesn't quite come through fully. Decently malty, and slightly fruity, but rather neutral and subdued. Hops come in and take over, finishing a bit edgy with yeasty notes following on.

Carbonation is good, body is medium and the finish is semi-dry. Hops seem to be a bit on the astringent side.

Overall, not bad. Certainly not in my top 10 Bell's list, however. For their "flagship" beer, it would seem like they'd put a bit more effort into getting the flavor out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 04:37:18 | More by afdempse
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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,269 ratings.