Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.11/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a D'achouffe snifter. Says packaged on 8/29/11.
A- Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper color with a one-finger head that reduces to a 1/4 inch and has somewhat decent lacing.
S- Smells sweet and balanced with no one ingredient more apparent than the other. Some apple maybe. Ah, after a large whiff, some hops show up but you've really gotta dig.
T- Once again, great balance. The malts are definitely there with the hops a close second but they work perfectly together. When that happens, usually there's a yin-yang bittersweet vibe but with this it's more sweet than anything. After a few sips, the bitterness finally sinks in but it's more earthy than citrusy.
M- Medium-high carbonation with soft, pillowy bubbles. A slight alcohol tinge that's to be expected since it's so close to 6%.
O- Makes sense that this is the original Bell's beer since it's so flavorful yet drinkable and just an all-around great session beer. Cheers
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2011 04:06:46 | More by Immortale25
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,252 ratings.