Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.81/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I get a finger of bright bone-colored foam on-top of a deep amber beer with rich hop/yeast haziness. The head settles at a medium pace and leaves a little bit of lace on the glass behind.
Cereal grains with a near-brown ale toastiness. Loaf bread, slight minerality, chalkiness, and an air of floral and semi-citrusy hops. Not very fruity, at all. Very standardized, but hunky.
Spicy hops and rigorous toastiness melds in with rich amber malts. The maltiness is pretty dominant, yet curt on by-flavors, in an American way. Crispiness from the hops pulls out interesting hints of brown sugar and almost cinnamon or clove from the steeped grains. Hardly noticeable is any alcohol. Hops are more spicy and floral than anything else, however, there is a backdrop of citrus pith. No sweetness from the hops, and only a malty sugar sense from the fermented grain remains with still-persistent dryness. Fuller-bodied for an amber ale. A lot went into this beer to produce a fantastically clean, refined, and simple beer. Bell's Amber offers a solid-bodied drink with a crisp, effervescent mouthfeel that really pulls out all of the quality ingredients in their naked simplicity. Good.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 22:38:47 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12oz. bottle into a straight pint glass. Bottled on 05/22/14
A- Pours a hazy medium amber with a two finger slightly off white head.
S- Light spiciness, light banana, sweet bready notes.
T- Light flavors of sweet bread, light spiciness, very light pine, finishes with a light raisin bread flavor and a very mild bitterness.
M- Very easy drinking beer, a great beer to have 2-3 in a sitting, like I'm doing now. Still has some a nice full mouthfeel for a beer with a lighter flavor.
O- This beer is special to be as it is the first craft beer I was exposed to when I was a kid and saw adults drinking things that weren't BMC products. I really enjoy this beer as a nice sessionable malty beer and I also enjoy the history of this beer as it was Larry Bell's flagship offering back in 1985.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 20:11:30 | More by PaulyB83
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,214 ratings.