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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

2,447 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,447
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 94
Gots: 169 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

JamieDuncan, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MarshMan71, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

EdelweissDad, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

TaylorK, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of granger10
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say that I am amazed with this brew. What took me so long to try it? On the back it says it's Bell's "flagship beer" and I can see why. This beer pours a vibrant flourescent amber color with a medium sized white head. Good amount of lacing as well. Smell is caramel sweet and a twinge of bitterness as well. The body on this beer is thick, very thick for an amber yet quite smooth as well. Caramel is the main sweetness but I detect some honey in there as well. Citric qualities that mostly resemble tangerines are very noticeable. Slight buttery diacetyl and a yeasty spiciness come through. Hops aren't bitter but provide a solid base and background holding the body and other flavors together. The hops also seem citric and maybe floral as well. This is a real beer drinkers amber, probably too much flavor and too thick for most non-craft drinkers. Even though it is thick I feel that I could drink this as a session brew with ease. Well done!

granger10, Feb 26, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Kevin79, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of TastyTaste
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep hazy copper color, creamy white head that leaves a layer on the top all the way down. Lots of sticking to the glass. Has a nice fruit and hops aroma. Taste is of carmel and hops. The bitterness is there, but not overpowering. I could difinitely session this one. Very smooth and drinkable.

TastyTaste, Mar 09, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bigeyedfish89, Sep 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

ckk527, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

meanmutt, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

brnavarra, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

stanale, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Sheepdog2169, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Lamdawg420, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

mchenry1313, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

rbmjr1, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I am not usually a fan of red beers.

This one is smooth! Slightly sweet flavor, pours amber (duh!) with a medium white head and nice lace. Very hoppy.

Nice mouth feel. Easy to finish. Somewhat creamy texture. Light carbonation.

Very surprised. This for a red beer is a winner.

kilustration, Aug 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bdolven, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

beerhast, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of JackTheRipper
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, slightly coppery color. Thin head, not too much lacing.

Smell: Citrus, honey, a bit of a bread-like smell.

Taste: Starts off with a lemony, honey sweetness, hops are nicely balanced in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, but not to the point of chewy full. Carbonation is very nice. Alcohol is well masked. Finishes a bit on the dry side without any big aftertastes.

Drinkability: Another very well crafted beer. I wouldn't hesitate to have another one of these.

JackTheRipper, Jan 19, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MattBreight, Jun 23, 2012
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saucier, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

IkeMan90, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

LukeRfour, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

mcallister, Feb 16, 2012
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,447 ratings.