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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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very good

2,621 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,621
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 110
Gots: 258 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

Amber Ale deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle presented at the Eulogy cafe in Philadelphia...
As far as an American Amber goes, this is a great depiction of the style... Solid all the way around...
Copper/amber hue....
Strong amber and grains aroma...
Amber on the tongue, with slight nectarines, tangerines, well-balanced between malts and hops...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel...
Easily downable...
Good stuff...

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

Acquired via trade from bboven, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange/brown color, with a decent-sized white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus up front. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in quickly. The malt character is hearty. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, this is a straight-forward beer with some good substance that is worth drinking for a long time.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Hazy orangish/amber with about 3 fingers of off white head. Decent retention before falling to a generous cap. Great lacing.

S - Simple bready sweetness with a touch of spicy and slightly citrus hops on the surface.

T - Similar to the nose. Bready malt with a mild sweetness and slight toastiness starts things off. As things dry out, hints of orange and lemon peel begin to bring bitterness to the brew. Moderate bitterness continues and leads to a spicy, peppery finish.

M - Great medium body, very smooth with a mild to moderate carbonation.

D - Excellent stuff. Simple but extremely flavorful and drinkable. A solid beer without hitting any extremes, worthy of having on any occasion.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a bottle from world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49)
pours a brilliant amber with orange hues.
aroma is malty, hint of hopsack, bit of carmelized malt.
flavor is malty, hopsack, carmelized malt, hint of citrus.
great beer over all, old stand by for most of us michiganders.

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,621 ratings.