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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

2,260 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,260
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 107 | 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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unclejimbay

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have had a few 6 packs of this beer over the past few weeks. I enjoy the taste and smell of this brew, but have found a noticeable amount of flaky sediment no matter how the beer is tired, poured or handled. It seems the yeast in this beer does not compact and always gets stirred up no matter how I pour.

Appearance is copper in color with satisfactory head and lace. Flaky sediment gets stirred up even with the most gentle/careful pour.
Smells of caramelized malts and brew day delicisousness.
Tastes as it smells with s nice balance of caramel malts and mild hop balance. Tastes mildly sweet but enjoyable for an amber.
Mouthfeel is medium body, medium+ carbonation.

The only turnoff on the beer is the annoying sediment. I don't mind a bottle conditioned beer as long as you handle it properly. This beer seems to always pour with flaky sediment and is a turnoff. After my 3rd six pack over the past 2 weeks I will stick with Two Hearted or Oberon.
I love Bells beers, this is my least favorite to date. Apparently they use the same yeast in most thier beers, I don't know why Amber behaves differently?

I will try this again in the future, maybe we have some old or bad batches around here?

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 11:25:58 | More by unclejimbay
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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.