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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,549 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,549
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 104
Gots: 199 | 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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Photo of jman42
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Drank a 12 oz bottle in a goblet outside after a day of Autumn chores.

A = Fairly clear with a deep orange color. TONS of tiny CO2 bubbles. Great head and lacing. Very pretty beer.

S = Minimal. Being an amber, it obviously won't be overly hoppy, but no specific scent came to mind. Just smelled like "beer".

T = Good, but again, no specific taste jumps out. Tastes like "beer".

M = Creamy. No lingering bitterness or anything. Five minutes after finishing it, I can still feel the creaminess.

O = A good drinking beer. Nothing outstanding like their Oberon...just a nice beer to have sitting around on the deck. Bet this would be a good beer to win over Bud/Coors drinkers.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium hazy amber with a small tan head that falls quickly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is caramel malt lightly sweet and inviting with a touch of grassy hops mixed with some earthy yeast notes.

Taste is lightly sweet caramel malt nice amount of carbonation, finishes with a linger grassy flavor with a lingering touch of bitterness. After adding goodies from the bottom of my bottle the flavor gets better some earthy yeast tone mingle with the grass to improve the flavor.

Mouthfeel is right about medium nice malty body.

Drinkability is good also a decent amber ale, don't know if I would call it the flagship of Bell's but still good enough for repeat buying.

Photo of ne0m00re
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/13/13- Had this one on-tap at 3rd and Hollywood.
A: Cloudy copper amber, a nice one-finger cream head died to a collar and film with lacing.
S: Musty caramel malt, balanced mild cheesy hops with slight grapefruit. Nice.
T: From creamy to crisp, cheese and caramel throughout, with a banana citric copper bitterness. Again, nice.
M: Heavier with good carbonation, but it ends crisp.
D: Great.

This one sounds simple but its rather good.

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in the variety pack some time ago.

A - Pours well a very nice amber brown color with an inch of bubbly head.

S - Caramel and biscuit malts dominate the nose.

T - Very smooth. Comes off sweet but simple with a caramel like sweetness and slight hops with a sweet biscuit, bready finish.

M - Light to medium body. Succession-able.

D - I can actually find six packs of this which is great but since I am more of a stout kind of guy, I really would like more for my dollar. Very nice beer for the variety pack though. Simple and delicious.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is certainly a flagship beer for Bell's and in as much is a mainstream-ish Amber that makes for a very approachable and easy amber ale.

Appearance: Pours a murky rusty color with a creamy off white head and decent lacing.

Smell: Butterscotch pineapple and orange pleasantly tease the senses.

Taste: It has a buttery citrus and malty flavor like a pineapple and angel food; cake fluffy maltiness. The presence of yeast and cake bread and more hops is a brilliant swirl of flavors. The after taste lasts and lasts.

Mouthfeel: Medium / full body with moderate carbonation but lot of spicy prickles at the cheeks and a slick easy center.

Drinkability: No doubt this is an easy drinker. I finished mine before I could even get these note written. I would say this is an ideal party beer. Light in the stomach but full in the mouth.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,549 ratings.