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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

2,573 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,573
Reviews: 879
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 107
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: I was very impressed when I poured this one which I guess I shouldn't have been. This one is amber for sure. Not light or weak but a nice solid color.

S: Probably the weakest point of this beer. A little malt comes through but that's about it. Maybe a little bit of yeast but... Rather light here.

T: Good malty note with a hint of yeast and hops and a nice smooth finish. Brings more than a lager while still being pretty easy to drink.

M: Sits medium light but the carbonation turns it into something very smooth and creamy rather than harsh. Very nice.

A very nice light beer here. Brings some nice flavor to the table but does not overwhelm. Should be good for the average beer drinker as well as people with a more refined taste.

Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange/amber, carbonated with a two finger heads that fades.

S-Lots of malt, caramel along with bread notes.

T-A malt forward brew, caramel and bread balance well with each other. Citrus and floral notes come out as well. Little bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, velvety in the carbonation.

O-A nice easy drinking American great. Not great but an easy drinker.

Photo of TheMaimed
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kree
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – As the name implies it has an amber color with a light haze. Upon serving there was a one finger off white head that faded quickly to leave only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was of caramel and toasted bread. Mixed with these were some lighter notes of citrus and some nuttiness.

Taste – The taste starts out as a mix of roasted malt and caramel. While sweeter in the beginning, it some dries out and bitters some as some citrus and pine hop tastes enter the flavor profile. While these never get too strong they do a nice job of balancing some of the sweet in the beginning. Toward the end of the taste some nuttiness comes to the tongue and overall a very nice roasty flavor is left to linger.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is smooth but not thick and the carbonation is on the average side. The creaminess is very nice and helps accentuate the nice more roasted flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty tasty amber Well worth a try.

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pours a deep reddish brown color with a cream colored head. Aroma includes a little funk, some floral notes, light bready malts, and a bit of fruit. Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is somewhat watered down for my tastes, light bready malts, just a hint of sweet fruit and caramel. Something about this just didn't seem right. Certainly drinkable, but nothing special.

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pale, transparent amber with a thin, loose layer of white head that fades away quickly

S - faint bread, caramel

T - caramel, faintly herbal, faintly citrusy, sweet

M - medium bodied, sticky, well carbonated

This is a decent beer, but simplistic. The caramel takes the forefront with a subtle hop character. It's easy to drink, but ultimately boring.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,573 ratings.