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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

2,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,505
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 104
Gots: 186 | 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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Photo of KeefD
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber-orange color with little chunkies floating around the glass. Actually had a cascading effect as it settled in the glass to develop a nice two-finger head nice ring laces going down the glass.

Smell is slightly sweet, with bready malts and fruit.

Taste is the same. Bready, yeasty, fruity hoppiness and good balance.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slight bite at the end, and good carbonation.

All around good amber ale. I would definitely revisit this one in the future.

KeefD, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +4.4%

dradair, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

VikeMan, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of MyKroberts237
4/5  rDev +4.4%

MyKroberts237, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

AngusOg, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jhighlandbrewing, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Joel12, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +4.4%

KevMo84, May 21, 2014
Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Xandrose, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of forummember
4/5  rDev +4.4%

forummember, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Elfastball7
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of EinFesteBurg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

EinFesteBurg, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hanzo, May 09, 2012
Photo of Slagerdad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Slagerdad, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of dorianmarley
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.

dorianmarley, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of hockenbeer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

hockenbeer, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of detrockcitey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +4.4%

brandoman63, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Morey
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.

Morey, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of 1jstafan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

1jstafan, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jopezu, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

CuriousMonk, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of slym
4/5  rDev +4.4%

This was one damn smooth, drinkable beer. Almost too smooth. Almost.

slym, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.4%

nmann08, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +4.4%

srw, Oct 06, 2013
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,505 ratings.