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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

2,440 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 94
Gots: 164 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

bkisliuk, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

award0705, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Jhatton1980, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance is good, color is off for an amber, more of a hazy golden yellowish color instead of an amber reddish brown. unfiltered. Smell is balanced, more on the malty side with minimal hops aroma and some carmelyness.

taste...is amazing! wow! this is the first beer thats really surprised (in a good way) me in a while! initially its pretty sweet and malty, almost to the point that you'd think it was going overtake the beer, but then after a second or two the sweetness completly dissapaits and you get some caramely malts and a very easy to drink smooth well rounded balaced beer. there is also this carbonated tingling... that is unexplainable but great, never expierienced that before but loved it! Move over alaskan and full sail this is my new favorite amber! Sessionable!

Beerlover, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Kenadien
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Kenadien, Mar 12, 2001
Photo of vivalanation734
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

vivalanation734, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of confabulatedgod
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

confabulatedgod, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

WeezyBoPeep, Jan 13, 2010
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4.76/5  rDev +24.3%

Goose72, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +24%

A toasty malt nose with a hint of vegetal.
Pours amber with an off-white foam cap.
Palate: graham cracker, caramel, with a moderate hop accent on the finish.
medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Sep 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

lionhrt9, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

ordybill, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Cerceorf, Mar 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.