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Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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very good

2,367 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,367
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

poogas, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%

bottled on 11/29/11

pours cloudy amber orange with a frothy 2 finger off white head that left some spotted lacing

smells of sweet caramel malt, apples, and earthy hops

taste is semi sweet biscuit malt little grain fruity floral earthy hops - could use more bitterness

mouthfeel is a tad thin - decent carbonation very smooth and easy drinking

overall - not a mind blowing beer but well made good flavor very sessionable

jsh420, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jhighlandbrewing, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Sparger, Jan 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

gafferjohn, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

page101, Jan 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

PaulMc, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mbacon3227, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

nwatson, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rubbie, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

michiganbeerman3, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

headspace, Jan 08, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Pours a nice moderate amber color with a good head and some lacing.

S: Aroma is a mixture of sweet malt and citrus. There is also a trace of fresh grain.

T: A pleasant flavor of caramel with some fruit tart to start. Fresh grain with a nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly moderate body. Smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: A very good Amber Ale, much more than I expected. I will have to add this to my regular inventory.

soju6, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

azorie, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

schultzm, Jan 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Yellow golden tan, white creamy 2 inch head, some lacing.

Smell - Malts, earthy,biscuit-like armoa. Some bitter fruits mixed with a little yeasty sour smell.

Taste - Nice smooth caramel malty flavor along with some mild hops and dark fruits. Toffee and some added sugars give this a sweet, yet not overly done flavor. Alcohol is masked very well. Pretty simple sytle, and basic taste done well.

Mouthfeel - Thin, smooth and very easy to drink. Malts hit tounge with there caramel and toffee goodness. Palette gets remaining malts, some hops and a little bitterness. Aftertaste is smooth and malty.

Overall - A simple beer, simply done well. Very tastly, easy to drink and low alcohol make this a easy beer to enjoy. Very well done and easy to get ahold off. Worth a drink for sure.

wvsabbath, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bboelens, Jan 03, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%

Batch 10669
PKGD 9/12/11 A

A- Full inch of white head on a sediment filled amber bodyied beer.

S- Smells of biscuits and caramels.

T- Some caramel notes. Well balanced between malts and hops.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Just a nice, easy drinker from Bell's. For whatever reason, this beer has never done much for me....aside from the appearance and drinkability it doesn't really stand out in any way. Good, but pretty middle of the road.

Duff27, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kbwolfe, Jan 02, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

On Tap at Copper Cellar, Knoxville. Pours amber with a long lasting, thick white head. Aroma is of ripe fruit and caramel malt. Medium-full, creamy body. Taste is of caramel malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops, some hints of chocolate. Long, dry finish. Tasty session brew.

mikeg67, Jan 01, 2012
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,367 ratings.