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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,400 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,400
Reviews: 863
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 92
Gots: 155 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

twkirkby, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Light coppery amber color. Hazy with some yeast particles. Small creamy off-white head that dissipates slightly leaving a small covering.

A- Slight citrusy hop character. Caramel bready aromas.

T- Initially a citrusy hop hit followed by a sweet caramel bready malt flavor. There is a significant hop flavor, but nothing near overpowering.

M- Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Wonderfully smooth mouthfeel.

D- Very drinkable. Hoppy, but not overdone with a nice malty balance. Very sessionable at 5.5% ABV.

gpogo, Dec 23, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

klipper, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottling code printed clearly.

This is the first of several forthcoming Bell's reviews. They don't sell Bell's here in Colorado, so before I moved here I bought a bottle or two of several varieties. And since I just moved, I am broke, so Bell's is all I'll be drinking for a little while. Life's hard sometimes.

a: Deep gold body, cream colored head.

s: Pale malt and earthy hops.

t: Caramel, biscuity malt, is paired with slightly piney, predominantly floral hops. The flavor doesn't blow you away, but the balance brings you back for more.

m: Medium body, appropriate carbonation. A smooth brew.

d: It seems like many amber ales are watery, bland beers that primarily exist to offer BMC drinkers their first taste of "craft." This is not a typical amber ale, this is a more worthy amber ale that offers an above average hop profile and a pretty damn tasty session beer.

BradLikesBrew, Mar 06, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

thisladyluck, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- slightly murky rich gold color with a light but fairly tall white head

S- Mainly citrusy hops but with some nutty and malty notes

T- Start with a orange and pine bite followed by nutty goodness form the malts with an straw note that lingers

M- good carbonation coats the mouth well

A good beer that is very well balanced. It would defiantly appeal to all types of taste.

zulufactor, Feb 14, 2011
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Archemedies, Oct 17, 2012
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brez8791, Dec 22, 2011
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Christina91, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gtg642, Nov 15, 2011
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heizerbjj, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Cloudy, orange body with dark amber highlights. The one finger, white head is now a film.

Smell- There is a decent amount of sweet malts and a good combination of floral hops.

Taste- There is a strong back bone of honey, caramel malts. Wheat starts to come through in the finish that also meshes with the floral hops from the nose.

Mouth feel- It is medium bodied and smooth. There is a little bit of bubbliness from the carbonation.

Overall- It is a very good ale that is refreshing and has an original flavor I have not yet experienced in an ale.

Pintofbrown, Oct 15, 2011
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MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
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blackhawks87, Nov 25, 2011
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hokieguy95, Feb 19, 2014
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,400 ratings.