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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

2,368 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,368
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 88
Gots: 142 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

sgoro, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GratefulNole, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

oline73, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FreshHawk, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

keywestgourmet, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nate-henry, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

swaghawk, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mvanwoerm, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bromine, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a bright copper coor with decent off-white head and strong lacing. Nose is faint malt. Body is translucent and not easy to peer through, which is a plus.

Broad, refreshing flavor with copious but unoffending biitterness from a surprisingly robust hop presence and a medium malt profile. A little metallic and tinny tasting in the finish. Mouthfeel could stand to be a little thicker but this still is a fairly solid amber ale (though the hoppiness almost makes you think it's a pale ale) with highly drinkable qualities, although maybe moreso in summer than in winter.

daliandragon, Jan 28, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Harvey98, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

avacadohotsauce, Jun 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jtd335, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

csmalley, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

chrismel, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

iwillhaveanother, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

lilsmizzul1225, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Like the Pale Ale, it's on the pale side for the style and has a similiar head. The body is a medium amber, but looks gold in some lights. Aroma is less hoppy than the PA and picks up some caramel notes. The flavor also has the slight caramel notes, but is still dominated by that crisp pale malt flavor (don't know what it's called). The hops are subtle to not there in the beginning but come out to give you a slow motion punch in the end. It's a very weak, friendly punch though. Seems like the hop blend is the same or similar to the one used in the Pale Ale, just in lower amounts.

aracauna, Nov 01, 2002
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

abrodsky, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

EricClayton, Jun 06, 2013
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319Hawksfan, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DC_Brah, Apr 29, 2014
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,368 ratings.