Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.83/5 rDev +26.1%
A. This is one beautiful beer. Pours a hazy dark copper/amber with a fluffy off white head.
S. Sweet caramel malts and a light fruitiness (orange peel and some dark fruit)
T. A superb amber ale. Nice sweet malty backbone with a light bitter finish. Hints of caramel, orange peel, brown sugar, and a nice yeastiness.
M. nice medium body with a good MF.
D. Easily a sessionanble amber ale with some great flavor. Definitely gonna pick up a 6er real quick.
04-28-2010 02:29:56 | More by vivalanation734
4.83/5 rDev +26.1%
Just a random pick up in a choose your own 6-pack. I've had a few other Amber ales that weren't bad, but nothing I'd join a site just to review and remember. My expectations weren't too high, which made it all the better. It looks good, and smells great, but that's just the start. Slightly hoppy, slightly bitter, slightly smokey, great feel. Overall it has all the elements of a great beer, and they're in harmony unlike other beers that overkill one element. I think it's my new favorite all-season beer.
11-11-2013 18:04:43 | More by confabulatedgod
4.8/5 rDev +25.3%
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.
A: Dark orange with two fingers of tan head with an assortment of different sized bubbles. Unfiltered floaties throughout. Top half of beer super cloudy from swirled sediment poured in.
S: Honey, apples, light citrus, floral hops and notes of vanilla. Smells fantastic.
T: Taste is even better than the smell. A creamy mouthfeel is supported well by a refreshing caramel and vanilla body with a great hop presence but not at all "piney." Very slight malty bitters in the aftertaste but overall a clean finish.
D: My advice is get at least a sixer. Never overwhelms.
Value: Amazing. I paid just over ten bucks for a six pack. This is one of the best ales I have ever tasted and for what I paid it was a total steal.
Highly recommended for those times when you wanna drink some awesome beer that you don't need to put too much thought into.
01-13-2010 05:51:09 | More by WeezyBoPeep
4.72/5 rDev +23.2%
Bought a 6 pack from a local grocer
appearance: orange/amber slightly cloudy color.
large creamish tan head that lasted, with massive amounts of lacing through out the glass.
smell: nice smell, not too strong. more hops come through at first than malts. it's smell is good, a bit unexpected...but in a good way.
taste: sweet but not too sweet malty flavor with subtle floral and citrus mixed with a slight hoppy bitterness coming through near the finish. creamy sweet taste increases a little while it warms. nice lasting aftertaste. awesome taste, probably my favorite readily available amber ale yet.
MF&D: lasting carbonation, light to medium bodied and extremely smooth. Very drinkable, crisp and clean with an awesome aftertaste that left me craving more. which i guess would make it a great session beer.
02-14-2008 18:58:09 | More by meatdouglas
4.72/5 rDev +23.2%
This is a balanced, very tasty and drinkable ale, light but full of character with subtle complexity.
It's amber, and unlike most many "amber" ales, it really is almost truly amber in colour,a bit hazy with sediment floating in it, with a very big pale tan head that slowly shrinks to a lasting foamy top and leaves nice rings of lace down the glass.
The aroma is somewhat mild but very nice, very malty with caramelly fruit and bread, juice, some citrusy hops and a leafy hint.
The taste is similar, mostly malty with some hops to round it out and balance it nicely. It's caramelly, doughy, and toasty with lightly toasted bread and light, caramelly malty sweetness balanced with mostly citrusy hops that have a light leafiness. The citrus has a clear hint of grapefruit but this is just barely prominent. It also has a light juiciness and hint of yeastiness. It has a slightly creamy feel but a crisp finish. It is light, but has complexity, good, lasting flavour, nice balance, and a defintie English quality overall. It is highly drinkable.
12-07-2008 05:06:22 | More by Offa
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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