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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
87
very good

2,507 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,507
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

srw, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours nice amber/copper color with a thick foam head that sticks well. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S- Sweet caramel malt nose with subtle floral hops and citrus notes.

T- Spice and floral hop bitterness initially. Sweet malt and toasted grain flavor in the finish. Slight astringent alcohol and some diacetyl butteriness detectable as well. Nice balance of hops and malt.

M- Medium bodied and smooth. Lots of carbonation.

D- Nice, clean, and refreshing. Interesting flavor with a decent amount of complexity. Balanced pretty well.

projectflam86, Apr 28, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

poogas, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber ales are style I have not explored all that much, having said that tho I feel like this beer is a good example of an amber ale. The color of the beer is a nice deep mahogany, which reminded me of the first runnings of my last all grain batch. The aroma is a nice toasted malt smell. The taste has some is a nice balanced beer that might lean a little towards the malty side but not much. Hops are present but not over powerful just there to balance it all out. This beer is very easy to drink and I would consider a great session beer.
Cheers

Cmack15, Jan 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gunclubchris, Oct 18, 2012
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HoppyHoward, Jan 31, 2013
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mychalg9, Dec 08, 2011
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avalonct, Feb 08, 2013
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seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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chpueblo22, Nov 14, 2011
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Apok23, Jul 07, 2014
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IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange/amber. A bit of very fine sedimet is floating around. Bubbly white head, about two fingers worth.. Smell's of faint hops and sweet malt. Very refreshing smelling. It makes me want to take a huge gulp as the first taste. Fairly sweet malt flavor with well balanced hop flavor. Very little bitterness. It seems like the sweetness might be sticky, but a nice crisp carbonation seems to scrub it clean. Excellent smooth, but crisp mouthfeel. You can easily drink three or four of these. After drinking so many stouts and IPA's this winter, this has been an awesome change. A perfect example of a simple beer that can please any craft beer enthusiast.

BeerHonky, Jan 17, 2007
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,507 ratings.