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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

2,327 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,327
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 86
Gots: 127 | 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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Kenadien

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +26.6%

A nice perfect example of what a good quality ale should taste like.

03-12-2001 19:54:15 | More by Kenadien
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vivalanation734

Florida

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
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confabulatedgod

Indiana

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
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

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
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lionhrt9

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-28-2014 00:07:42 | More by lionhrt9
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ordybill

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

08-06-2014 00:06:50 | More by ordybill
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ItsGotaBeUrBull

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-15-2013 15:36:32 | More by ItsGotaBeUrBull
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

02-04-2013 12:21:55 | More by Beergelden
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Cerceorf


4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-12-2012 04:06:11 | More by Cerceorf
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-02-2013 04:39:43 | More by dbaraniak
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-17-2014 23:21:43 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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Rwainman

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-30-2013 23:05:13 | More by Rwainman
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JaredMarvel

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24%

08-05-2014 23:40:52 | More by JaredMarvel
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Bamarooster

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-23-2013 22:43:34 | More by Bamarooster
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Nofear048

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

09-16-2012 05:49:55 | More by Nofear048
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eristicrat

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-21-2012 04:25:33 | More by eristicrat
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JosefBerger

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

05-23-2014 20:24:54 | More by JosefBerger
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Hines219

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-24-2012 12:14:35 | More by Hines219
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-27-2013 23:40:31 | More by OgreSanchez
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ossiferrose

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +24%

02-26-2014 06:48:36 | More by ossiferrose
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blingice

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-28-2012 03:04:50 | More by blingice
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +24%

05-25-2013 16:56:17 | More by dmadsen
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

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meatdouglas

Missouri

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
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Offa

California

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.
86 out of 100 based on 2,327 ratings.