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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

2,545 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,545
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 104
Gots: 193 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty copper, amber color with a quarter of a finger of off-while head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very bready and malty. Lots of fresh bread, and floral notes, like honey and clover.

Taste: Very similar to its aroma, it’s very malty and bready upfront, followed by some honey-like sweetness and finished by some floral notes of hoppy bitterness. Excellently balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, but with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.8%, there’s just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate, but not much.

Overall: This is a damn good amber ale. Very easy to drink, very refreshing, and very tasty. Solid offering. I’d certainly get it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Amber in the bottle. I poured it into a pint jar. Very nice and pours a nice reddish gold with a good head that dissipates. Taste is stronger than other Ambers, such as Abita, and has a better mouthfeel, no backbite. Nice. Two for two on Bells having consumed an Oberon recently. I will be back for this one again, I bought a sixer just in case. The five remaining are in grave danger of a quick disposal.

I am drinking the last one now. I slow poured it into a Mason jar and let it sit for 3 minutes until the head was down and the lacing was left. The taste and the temperature were perfect. This is a fine ale.

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12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Packaged on 10/03/13.

A: Pours a hazy amber ruby with a fairly large off white head. Little too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Some nice rings of lacing are left on the sides of the glass.

S: Mild malt aroma with a touch of hops in the background. Not overwhelming in the aroma department. Bit of breadiness

T: Well balanced approach to an amber ale here, starts off with a mildy sweet carmel malt, then some bittering hop hits your taste buds. Aftertaste rounds out with some wheat like malt.

M: Smooth body with a creamy feel. Average, perhaps slightly low carbonation. Nice drinkability on this one.

Overall balance is key with this one. Is smooth and something anyone could enjoy.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,545 ratings.