Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The beer smells good. I have always been a big fan of Bell’s. I REALLY like their seasonal beers; of course, the beers I can’t get anytime I want them. And it always works where I want one when I can’t get one!
Anyway, moving on to the Bell’s Amber Ale. I like ales, the pale ales especially. But after pouring this into a glass, it doesn’t appear to be as dark as a good pale ale. It’s not a pale ale though, it’s just an ale. Too many ales going on here.
The nose and the head on this beer are pretty consistent. The drinkability is solid too. Most pales have a bitter, almost thickness to them. This beer drinks like a domestic with a bit of punch toward the back of the palate. I would drink this beer with dinner, perhaps on the back porch while reading a book. (I really should read more than I do.) It also leaves a good aftertaste. I wouldn’t call it a strong aftertaste, just a lasting and comfortable one. Try the beer, it will make sense!
I wonder how this would taste on tap… most beers taste different on tap. Not saying they taste better, just different. Man, that aftertaste just isn’t going away. Bravo Bell’s!
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 01:09:03 | More by rickyleepotts
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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 2,063 ratings.