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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

2,642 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,642
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 109
Gots: 280 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 2,642 | Reviews: 895
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why don't they sell this in MA? I call shenanigans.

Bell's Amber pours a opaque, cloudy butterscotch color. Has a thin white head that never leaves. It just won't go away. Lace all over the place.

Smells like orange candy slices.

Bell's Amber is citrus happyness. An extremely creamy mouthfeel makes this taste like a creamsicle. Mainly orange, but some grapefuit and peach as well. Subtle, but lively, hop accents here and there.

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

pors a beautiful amber color as it should right? its perfect for the style it has a bready sweet malt caramel and hop smell ..the taste is sweet malts and bready spices with some nice hops and grass and citrus tastes..this is a really good amber it has a lot of nice tastes and flavors going for it.. it is highly drinkable and very flavorful a session brew ..i like this one..they say it is their flagship beer

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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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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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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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