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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,269 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,269
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 108 | 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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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2011 00:36:30 | More by RyanPS
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 22:38:16 | More by jeffthepony
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-15-2011 20:29:25 | More by victory4me
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-15-2011 19:28:45 | More by twowheelssoar
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sm0key

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 18:25:35 | More by sm0key
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-15-2011 18:05:47 | More by twbeecher
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 13:46:16 | More by Gtg642
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 05:12:27 | More by mjtiernan
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RandyJ

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 02:19:56 | More by RandyJ
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-15-2011 02:12:31 | More by seeswo
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dizztracted

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 02:06:23 | More by dizztracted
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-15-2011 00:56:40 | More by Beefytits4
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 22:44:11 | More by Elfastball7
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 21:27:55 | More by OneEyedJack
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volta

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 19:40:26 | More by volta
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chpueblo22

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 19:29:46 | More by chpueblo22
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 17:10:24 | More by seanwhite
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sbricker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-14-2011 17:01:50 | More by sbricker
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freduardo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-14-2011 16:54:57 | More by freduardo
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-14-2011 14:26:34 | More by bpfrush
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mater

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-14-2011 12:13:24 | More by mater
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Papago Brewing Company in Scottsdale, AZ.

A - Well, amber in color with an off-white head.

S - Sweet malt and fruit in the nose.

T - Fruity malt and slight hop presence in the finish. Sweet, sugary, slight alcohol. Toasted, not roasted, malt.

M - Drinkable and while sweet, not cloying.

Solid Amber Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 06:47:17 | More by Gatch
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack of Bell's Amber Ale last week for $8.99 at Krogers. I have drank many bottles of this beer in my life, but for some reason I never got around to reviewing it, so since I was in the mood for a well made Amber Ale I decided to pick up a six pack and give it a proper review, so here it goes. Batch# 10624 bottled on August 16 2011. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- The label is simple yet classy looking, I have always thought it was pretty classic looking. It poured a hazy orangish amber color with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and it left some nice lacing. Now this is a proper looking Amber Ale.

S- The aroma starts of with lots of sweet malts that impart a nice slightly toasted grainy aroma. The hops are the other half of the aroma and at first smell pretty floral with some citrus at the end. The aroma is a nice balanced mixture of malts and hops.

T- The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. The first thing I pick up is a good amount of lightly sweet malts that have a nice amount of toast to them and impart some nice caramel flavors. The hops are on the light side but still retain that nice mixture of hops with the floral hops showing up the most and just a little bit of citrus that shows up more towards the end and in the the after taste which has a very light amount of bitterness on the finish.

M- Really smooth, slightly crisp, medium bodied, and it had a high amount amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was spot on for an Amber Ale.

Overall I thought this was an excellent Amber Ale. This beer is exactly what a great Amber Ale should be light, great balance between malts and hops, great looks, great mouthfeel, and great drinkability. I could have drank a six pack of this in a sitting, its got good flavor and it goes down so smooth that I can't help but want to grab another one. This is also a great beer to have with dinner and goes great with a steak or a bratwust. What I like most about this beer is pretty much everything, it looks good, it smells good, it tastes good, and it feels good, its firing on all cylinders. There isn't really anything I don't like or would change about this beer, it is fine just the way it is. I will be buying this beer again as I have for a while now, it's a great example of it's style and I will always have room in my fridge for a six pack. This beer should be tried by everyone, and if you love Amber Ales, this is one of the best widely available ones. So far this has been the best Amber Ale I have had, it has the right amount of balance that to me makes the perfect Amber Ale. Bell's really does a great job at making a beer to style with great balance, I find a lot of Amber Ales are either malt forward or hop forward, but this beer was right in the middle and that is how it should be done, other brewers need to take note.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 03:35:27 | More by StoutHunter
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a classic Amber Ale. The beer poured out with a nice reddish looking color with a pretty good looking head on top that isn't afraid to stick around for a little while. The smell of the beer is well balanced between the hops and malts. The taste of the beer was pretty good too, much like the nose. There are plenty of hops and malts working together to make this a nice drinkable beer. The mouthfeel isn't overwhelming at all it's drinkable and easy to have a few in a sitting if you want to. Overall this beer is worth trying I think.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 01:46:32 | More by Knapp85
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,269 ratings.