Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.33/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into my Schell's shaker pint, Bell's Amber is amber with an egg-shell head leaving clingy lace.
Smell is sweet, a little citrus hops.
Taste is similar, a really nice sweet malt base here, with just enough fruity hops to provide depth, but not bitter, with a clean, quick finish. I consider Amber Ales to be a bit of a benchmark of a (US) brewers ability, and Bell's is really showing off their ability here.
Mouthfeel is pretty well carbonated, medium light bodied.
Drinkability is high, this is a really tasty Amber Ale, just sweet enough to satisfy but not get cloying, the citrus note of the hops keeps it interesting, very well made. I'll have another!
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2011 02:10:18 | More by ccrida
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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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