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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

2,541 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 872
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Enola
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dertbert for the bottle

This beer is as if someone mixed a pale ale and an amber. The beer is a cloudy golden orange. There is a fair head with minimal lacing. The smell is somewhat hoppy. The taste is good. Like stated above, amber and pale ale mix. The mouthfeel is smooth and there is a nice aftertaste. The drinkability is good as well. Bell's makes some fine beers and this is no exception.

Photo of dmamiano
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

nice, copper colored ale, with a nice, off white head and some lacing.
At first smell, I could tell right away I was in for a treat. Heavy malts hit the nostrills. Caramel malt were detected, sweet and heavy with nary a note of hops. My eyes almost rolled bck in my head from pleasure.
Tatse was big o malts, thick in the mouthfeel with heavy malts of caramel, bready and nice.
Good, good beer1

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of anticipation23
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gmfessen
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a murky golden amber color with a slightly carbonated head. Smell is of amber and caramel malts, sweet. Taste is initially sweet, followed by a nice balance of hops that finishes dry. Beer is medium bodied, chewy, with creamy carbonation. Overall I would have to say that this is definitely a drinkable beer, but it doesn't really stand out to me as anything too special.

Photo of Bfarr
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber with red highlights with thin tan fluffy head. Sweet lager malt and floral hop with malt finishes. Toasty biscuit, nice balance. Slightly hoppy before swallowing and lingers lightly. Sharp feel up front but smooth with light fuzz.

Easy drinking with good flavor and nothing takes over. A good fairly subtle amber to drink a few of. Hoppy finish increases but not considerably.

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Not bad, but not very memorable. I'll file this under my "things to order when I'm out of ideas" list.

Photo of Fcolle2
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with a fair amount of sediment floatin around. Head Is about a finger and a half in height, off white and retains nicely.

Smell has some good lightly sweet malty aroma forward that is balanced nicely with some slightly floral sligtly earthy hops.

Taste follows the nose with some lightly sweet bready malt forward on the palate which is balanced nicely with some delicate floral hoppy flavors with a very mild heathy spicey bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good, mild carbonation and medium body leaves this drinkable but not to light.

All around great balanced beer.

Photo of RMelyon
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of csmalley
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Appearance- Cloudy, orange body with dark amber highlights. The one finger, white head is now a film.

Smell- There is a decent amount of sweet malts and a good combination of floral hops.

Taste- There is a strong back bone of honey, caramel malts. Wheat starts to come through in the finish that also meshes with the floral hops from the nose.

Mouth feel- It is medium bodied and smooth. There is a little bit of bubbliness from the carbonation.

Overall- It is a very good ale that is refreshing and has an original flavor I have not yet experienced in an ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of falconxman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TicoCali
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of JLapadura
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Another of the Bell's lineup that i am thrilled to be able to pick up in central PA finally.

Pours a murky orange color. A nice foamy off white head builds as you pour and continues building to a nice full one inch cap after you finish. This slowly drops to a nice think coating on the top of beer that leaves nice spotches of lacing on the glass. Sweet toffee like smell with some spicey citrus hops notes. It smells like a clean, smooth beer. The malt is really the backbone of this beer when you taste it. Everything else seems to go the the background but things are balanced so that it is not overly sweet. Some earthyness to the malt. Nice dry finish. Very smooth and easy drinking. Overall this has been my biggest surprise of the Bell's beers I've tried. It was the one I was expecting the least from but probably the one I enjoyed the most. Not a knock your socks off brew but a good solid every day beer.

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 2,541 ratings.