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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

2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 87
Gots: 130 | 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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LikeARollingStout

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-11-2013 01:31:33 | More by LikeARollingStout
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-11-2013 01:25:26 | More by Kerrie
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-10-2013 14:24:39 | More by tarheels4life23
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-09-2013 15:08:46 | More by jewellrunner
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Jedi8625

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-08-2013 21:05:11 | More by Jedi8625
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Tonmeister

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle poured in Goose Island Glass

Appearance: murky, brownish with a thin white head with a lacing that breaks when tilting the glass

The aroma contains a slight hopp presence, somewhat citrusy, but more earthly. I can smell the malts, but it;s hard to distinguish the specific details.

The taste is very smooth, almost tastes like water, but still contains a slight hop presence.

The mouthfeel is thin, with not much carbonation, very smooth and easy on the tongue.

Overall, this is a great breakfast beer. It's light and it goes down smooth. It doesn't feel like I'm drinking a beer. This is not one of my favorites, but for its style, I dig it because it's simple.

06-06-2013 20:47:40 | More by Tonmeister
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Roman5150

Spain

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

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

Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -21.9%

Poured from a bottle that was bottled on 1/16/13 (Drinking date is 6/6/13) into a Stella Artois Chalice.

A – Pours a one finger off-white head that dissipates leaving only a small about of head around the rim of the glass. Color is burnt-orange that is hazy with quite a bit of partials floating. Some carbonation and a good amount of lacing are noticeable.
S – Very off-putting smell comes off to me. Smell reminds me of baby puke. I can get hints of other smells but the puke smell over-whelms them.

T – Up front malt sweetness. Bread taste in the middle. Nice balanced bitterness in the follow. Leaves a sweet flavor in the mouth. Well balanced beer.

MF – Clean and dry with a decent amount of carbonation.

D – The taste isn’t bad but the aroma really is hindering my enjoyment.

06-06-2013 18:39:07 | More by Cubieblu
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cackalacky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-06-2013 17:28:58 | More by cackalacky
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EricClayton

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2013 04:40:25 | More by EricClayton
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2013 00:48:27 | More by savagepm
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Rihup

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-05-2013 22:17:22 | More by Rihup
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-03-2013 04:10:43 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Beric

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-01-2013 11:37:52 | More by Beric
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Caskaway

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-30-2013 21:57:12 | More by Caskaway
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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-30-2013 19:43:52 | More by bronwynbh
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Plonk

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-29-2013 17:57:37 | More by Plonk
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-28-2013 22:54:09 | More by firstlighthiker
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-28-2013 02:06:06 | More by oline73
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-28-2013 01:45:31 | More by mpayne5
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-28-2013 01:39:10 | More by mendvicdog
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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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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +24%

05-25-2013 16:56:17 | More by dmadsen
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-25-2013 06:05:28 | More by mikerap100
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2013 20:32:11 | More by steevbr
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.