Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by karengarys:
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Mine poured deep amber, very cloudy and with little floaties in it. I actually thought it looked kinda neat, but for the style I would not expect the clumps. It left a bit of a head, but not much. Some stuck to the glass.
It smelled quite good. Sweet, Floral, like a fresh spring day.
The mouthfeel was pretty good, creamy at first, and that dissipated quickly to a smoothness.
Taste is good, a bit bitter up front with the pine hop taste. There was a mellow roasty sweetness to balance that out a bit, but the bitter was up front.
It has a smooth finish that fades with carmel and banana.
Unfortunately, there is a bitter aftertaste left afterwards. ...guess I'll just have to drink and drink and drink and drink....
This is a good beer with lots of character. I would suggest to at least give it a try if you like slightly bitter beers.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2004 23:32:48 | More by karengarys
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3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This offering pours a deep burgundy color with a small off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is subtle but pleasant with a nice balance of malt and hops as well as an underlying alcohol note. It sips smooth and clean with a light to medium body. The flavor is pleasant and quite balanced between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. This is definitely a beer that you could sit and drink a number of and enjoy each one. Not particularly complex or remarkable but very balanced and damn good.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:51:03 | More by lochef81
3.81/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear red-copper with a healthy beige head that quickly drops to a film with a ring around the glass. Decent retention; some lacing.
Pervasive alcohol sourness with malt notes. Spicy caramel up front with sweet aromas and some hoppy astringency.
Rich, full flavor. Mellow malt tastes with a little caramel and a quick touch of dry hops at the end. Very nice.
Medium body and a little thin-feeling with prickly carbonation and a coating, silky finish.
Mellow, inoffensive, and drinkable. This beer is certainly nothing to write home about but is a solid red beer and would make for a good session beer or could be a good stepping stone into craft for non-beer-drinkers.
Might have again if I had access; a safe bet for a solid, generally enjoyable brew.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 17:02:19 | More by TheDoctor
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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