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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

2,222 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,222
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 76
Gots: 101 | 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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morimech

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful looking amber ale. The color is dark amber with a two-fingered head that had excellant retention. It eventually settles to a very thick cap. Large amounts of lacing left on the glass surface. Very small particulate matter slowly settles to the bottom of the glass. I don't mind an unfiltered beer when the brewer does it in this manner.

I think there are a couple different hop varieties used in this beer. A combination of citrus and pine aromas with the sweet malt results in a wonderful smell.

The taste doesn't disappoint either. Perfectly balanced between the malt flavors and the hops makes this a great tasting ale. It leaves the mouth with just a hint of pine. It has a light body with well suited carbonation.

The best amber ale I have had and an overall top 10. Sessionable, affordable, and great tasting, just what I like.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 23:13:25 | More by morimech
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cates1tg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-21-2012 11:51:32 | More by cates1tg
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Manley12

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-24-2013 20:46:06 | More by Manley12
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TallNerdGuy


4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-26-2012 05:40:24 | More by TallNerdGuy
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-18-2012 05:31:51 | More by bigbeers84
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-17-2013 17:42:58 | More by danwho
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-24-2013 01:33:45 | More by BGsWo22
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-21-2012 09:55:36 | More by eorwar
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-26-2013 03:49:52 | More by AmandaRae
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Spamsammich

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-12-2012 16:33:17 | More by Spamsammich
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Pale_Horse

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-23-2014 19:22:43 | More by Pale_Horse
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-28-2013 02:06:07 | More by JamieDuncan
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-14-2013 00:03:08 | More by MarshMan71
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-25-2012 03:19:43 | More by EdelweissDad
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jpd026

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-01-2013 02:08:54 | More by jpd026
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-10-2014 01:39:04 | More by TaylorK
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granger10

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say that I am amazed with this brew. What took me so long to try it? On the back it says it's Bell's "flagship beer" and I can see why. This beer pours a vibrant flourescent amber color with a medium sized white head. Good amount of lacing as well. Smell is caramel sweet and a twinge of bitterness as well. The body on this beer is thick, very thick for an amber yet quite smooth as well. Caramel is the main sweetness but I detect some honey in there as well. Citric qualities that mostly resemble tangerines are very noticeable. Slight buttery diacetyl and a yeasty spiciness come through. Hops aren't bitter but provide a solid base and background holding the body and other flavors together. The hops also seem citric and maybe floral as well. This is a real beer drinkers amber, probably too much flavor and too thick for most non-craft drinkers. Even though it is thick I feel that I could drink this as a session brew with ease. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2004 19:11:58 | More by granger10
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-08-2013 23:03:43 | More by Kevin79
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep hazy copper color, creamy white head that leaves a layer on the top all the way down. Lots of sticking to the glass. Has a nice fruit and hops aroma. Taste is of carmel and hops. The bitterness is there, but not overpowering. I could difinitely session this one. Very smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2004 18:55:00 | More by TastyTaste
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-21-2012 02:25:50 | More by bigeyedfish89
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ckk527

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-16-2013 10:43:19 | More by ckk527
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-05-2012 21:05:14 | More by meanmutt
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brnavarra

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-06-2012 19:25:33 | More by brnavarra
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stanale

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-30-2012 20:37:15 | More by stanale
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-17-2013 20:54:34 | More by Lamdawg420
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,222 ratings.