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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

2,252 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,252
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 106 | 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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Joel12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-16-2012 04:04:19 | More by Joel12
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2014 22:57:19 | More by KevMo84
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-30-2013 00:17:37 | More by Xandrose
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forummember

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-29-2011 00:22:43 | More by forummember
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 22:44:11 | More by Elfastball7
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-29-2014 23:58:31 | More by EinFesteBurg
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2012 01:17:22 | More by Hanzo
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is murky, light brown; like apple cider. Head is light and oil-slick. The lacing is nice.

Nose is sweet malt, light hops, apple cider, mild spice, and light citrus.

Taste is smooth hops with a light kick, lightly toasted malt, and apple.

Mouthfeel is a good amount of carbonation. It is very easy-drinking and very refreshing.

Overall, a tried-and-true American ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:31:36 | More by dorianmarley
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 14:55:44 | More by hockenbeer
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-21-2013 23:41:03 | More by detrockcitey
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-27-2011 03:25:31 | More by brandoman63
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, let me just say that I dig the artwork on the bottle which is going to factor into my appearance grade.

This beer is more of a hazy orange color than red/amber. Some sediment, but it is very tiny and insignificant. Decent off-white head that settles to a thin lace after a couple of minutes. Head has some pretty decent stick.

Smells similar to some wheat beers that I've tried with whiffs of grain and citrus fruits.

Taste is a bit like an Ipa mixed with a wheat beer. Hops are very noticable, but not overpowering (although they do linger a bit though...which I like).

Mouthfeel is thin-medium with a bitey carbonation which enhances the bitterness a touch.

Drinkability is great due to low alcohol content and nice balance.

Morey's Bottom Line: This would be a great summer beer for me. I've had better examples of the style, but this would have to be the most sessionable one that I've tried. It's really more of an Amber/Wheat if you ask me. Try one and see.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 18:55:28 | More by Morey
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jopezu

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-12-2013 01:13:25 | More by jopezu
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The head fades slowly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace throughout. On the nose, there are aromas of caramel, grain, toasted malts, and hints of fruit and pine. The flavor is balanced between moderately sweet caramel malts and earthy, piney hops. The finish is moderate in length, with toasted grain. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent and easy-drinking amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 15:55:55 | More by CuriousMonk
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-09-2011 23:35:04 | More by nmann08
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-06-2013 00:46:03 | More by srw
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projectflam86

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours nice amber/copper color with a thick foam head that sticks well. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S- Sweet caramel malt nose with subtle floral hops and citrus notes.

T- Spice and floral hop bitterness initially. Sweet malt and toasted grain flavor in the finish. Slight astringent alcohol and some diacetyl butteriness detectable as well. Nice balance of hops and malt.

M- Medium bodied and smooth. Lots of carbonation.

D- Nice, clean, and refreshing. Interesting flavor with a decent amount of complexity. Balanced pretty well.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 21:35:50 | More by projectflam86
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2011 05:09:19 | More by doucmehu
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poogas

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-17-2012 22:45:10 | More by poogas
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber ales are style I have not explored all that much, having said that tho I feel like this beer is a good example of an amber ale. The color of the beer is a nice deep mahogany, which reminded me of the first runnings of my last all grain batch. The aroma is a nice toasted malt smell. The taste has some is a nice balanced beer that might lean a little towards the malty side but not much. Hops are present but not over powerful just there to balance it all out. This beer is very easy to drink and I would consider a great session beer.
Cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 23:26:08 | More by Cmack15
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-18-2012 20:32:15 | More by gunclubchris
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HoppyHoward

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-31-2013 04:47:10 | More by HoppyHoward
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-08-2011 18:54:56 | More by mychalg9
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avalonct

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2013 01:36:15 | More by avalonct
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,252 ratings.