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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
86
very good

2,437 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,437
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 94
Gots: 164 | 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 hophugger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pours a deep golden color with decent head. aroma is slightly malty and a touch of yeast. this ale is slightly bitter in a good way and has a nice balance that is not too heavy. Overall, a very nice beer and another winner from this brewery

hophugger, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jordanmtate, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours a slightly chill hazed neon orangey amber which becomes clearer as the liquid warms up a bit after some time in the glass. The head is a bit of a let down as is rather thin and sopy looking and is about a half in thick at the most and then proceeds to fade rather quickly into whispy lace. Speaking of lace, this one leaves behind sparce traces at the most. The bright and inviting color is what saves this one from going any lower.

Aroma is very sweet up front, a hoppier version of Fat Tire is what I am sort of imagining here. Heavy emphasis on the malts, which is nice to see, and is far more estery in charcter rather than the go for broke fruitiness a lot of beers like this tend to display.

Taste again brings the malt sweetness to the forefront. Sugary, busicuity maltiness greets the tongue, almost want to say there is a touch of maple syrup splashed in among the caramel sweetness and slightly toasted aspects of this beer as well. A soft, estery hop profile lingers in the background and only gives off seblances of bitterness. The only thing that really bugs me about this beer is that it tends to get a little grainy near and into the finish. A new sip is needed to clense this away but after each one, more and more of this taste tends to linger and brings down the overall enjoyment factor for me in the end.

bluemoonswoon, Jan 13, 2009
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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,437 ratings.