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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

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 76
Gots: 100 | 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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stercomm

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Amber in color, slight bit of haze, nice off-white head, great glass lacing, head recedes after a few minutes leaving a thin layer.

S - Lots of malts, biscuity, fruity, slight hops scent.

T - Biscuity malts, some carmel, get some citrus, nice balance, very dry finish.

M - medium carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Good session brew

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 21:03:19 | More by stercomm
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-20-2013 02:52:27 | More by mjenkins5
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Averwo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-28-2013 21:38:59 | More by Averwo
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emac1224

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-28-2014 02:01:06 | More by emac1224
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orion320

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2014 00:49:43 | More by orion320
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 03:46:55 | More by jjwisenheimer
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2013 01:51:12 | More by Riik3
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is murky, light brown; like apple cider. Head is light and oil-slick. The lacing is nice.

Nose is sweet malt, light hops, apple cider, mild spice, and light citrus.

Taste is smooth hops with a light kick, lightly toasted malt, and apple.

Mouthfeel is a good amount of carbonation. It is very easy-drinking and very refreshing.

Overall, a tried-and-true American ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:31:36 | More by dorianmarley
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Cluker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-17-2013 01:12:58 | More by Cluker
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-09-2012 19:57:29 | More by mikem0487
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RyFikes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-17-2013 01:50:38 | More by RyFikes
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-12-2013 21:40:16 | More by still_thedragon
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 01:49:50 | More by mvanwoerm
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chaduvel

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange/red amber color, sticky head that stays around for the whole beer. Oily hops and malt on the nose. Taste is toasted malt, some sweet malt and touches of oily hop and that unique Bell's flavor...is it some special hops or special malts. I don't know...yet. Very tasty. This is by far the best amber that I've had thus far.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2003 17:01:19 | More by chaduvel
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jbierling

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2013 16:50:04 | More by jbierling
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Roman5150

Spain

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottle into Duvel glass

appearance: cloudy burnt orange with a dark amber hue, 1 finger white head, not too much lacing. very nice looking beer.

smell: bready, citrus, floral, sweet malt, some rye, subtle corn flavor (think macro lagers, but don't interpret that the wrong way, this actually has a somewhat decent aroma, albeit not superb).

taste: Has similarities to a lager or a pils, lots of bready notes, but with a sweeter more emphasized malt bill. The hops are pretty earthy and resinous, but takes a back seat to the malt profile. Very drinkable, highly refreshing and smooth, hardly any bitterness at all. The overall taste is a well balanced earthy, bready, malt favored brew that hit's the spot.

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, medium to thin body

overall: A highly drinkable beer from Bell's, also their first beer I think as well. Probably their most accessible, I'd find it hard for someone to not like this, yet it doesn't have any super complex flavor profiles to make it super interesting. But that's what their goal was, make a great well balanced beer that you can enjoy in almost situation. I wouldn't say seek it out, but it's widely available and cheap and you will not be disappointed. Perfect summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 20:44:39 | More by Roman5150
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punkrkr27

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sightly orange copper pour with a small white head. Definite not filtered as there's quite a lot of particles. Lots of toasty caramel, and honey character with hints of nuts and dark fruit. There's also a little bit of citrus in the aroma and the finish. Also, the finish has a slightly metallic/noble hop twang to it. Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 21:04:26 | More by punkrkr27
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cmoody91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-04-2012 22:40:38 | More by cmoody91
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 11:24:13 | More by derricksmalls
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smooth_aleing

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2013 18:42:11 | More by smooth_aleing
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-02-2012 01:57:52 | More by Wizzman
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Kevin55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-16-2012 03:21:15 | More by Kevin55
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redmosquito

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color indeed! With a nice lacing white head, as well. The aroma is malty, bread and caramel tinged with toffee, and light hops. As it warms the aroma shifts more to the hops with a definate citrus and pine scent, and a slight bit of diacetyl. The flavor is sweet, toasty, with fruity yeast in the background. Decent bitterness and a smooth mouthfeel finish this one off. Overall this is still a great beer, it's nice to see Bell's still getting the job done.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2005 17:24:32 | More by redmosquito
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-09-2012 23:10:46 | More by mtlasley
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shade13


3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-25-2012 20:32:23 | More by shade13
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.