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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

2,256 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,256
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 107 | 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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duobob

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-08-2012 04:07:48 | More by duobob
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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet malty scent with some floral hop notes. The taste is good. It has a dry, malty flavor that is bitter and toastey. It has a crisp finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine amber ale. It has it all; a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2004 00:18:30 | More by WesWes
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-15-2011 22:07:14 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2014 16:21:07 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-02-2012 21:42:02 | More by rxthree
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largemouthdmb


4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-10-2012 21:22:52 | More by largemouthdmb
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GratefulTech

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-05-2013 01:00:57 | More by GratefulTech
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jmckelley

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2013 01:11:20 | More by jmckelley
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-25-2013 01:05:24 | More by firedwarftj
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 19:17:50 | More by mgbickel
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-25-2014 19:14:29 | More by ramrod666
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2012 04:44:56 | More by Zachtheporter
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twkirkby

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-15-2011 00:14:02 | More by twkirkby
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gpogo

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Light coppery amber color. Hazy with some yeast particles. Small creamy off-white head that dissipates slightly leaving a small covering.

A- Slight citrusy hop character. Caramel bready aromas.

T- Initially a citrusy hop hit followed by a sweet caramel bready malt flavor. There is a significant hop flavor, but nothing near overpowering.

M- Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Wonderfully smooth mouthfeel.

D- Very drinkable. Hoppy, but not overdone with a nice malty balance. Very sessionable at 5.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 21:16:54 | More by gpogo
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-14-2012 01:14:36 | More by klipper
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

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

Bottling code printed clearly.

This is the first of several forthcoming Bell's reviews. They don't sell Bell's here in Colorado, so before I moved here I bought a bottle or two of several varieties. And since I just moved, I am broke, so Bell's is all I'll be drinking for a little while. Life's hard sometimes.

a: Deep gold body, cream colored head.

s: Pale malt and earthy hops.

t: Caramel, biscuity malt, is paired with slightly piney, predominantly floral hops. The flavor doesn't blow you away, but the balance brings you back for more.

m: Medium body, appropriate carbonation. A smooth brew.

d: It seems like many amber ales are watery, bland beers that primarily exist to offer BMC drinkers their first taste of "craft." This is not a typical amber ale, this is a more worthy amber ale that offers an above average hop profile and a pretty damn tasty session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 06:23:30 | More by BradLikesBrew
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thisladyluck

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 18:30:19 | More by thisladyluck
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zulufactor

Minnesota

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

A- slightly murky rich gold color with a light but fairly tall white head

S- Mainly citrusy hops but with some nutty and malty notes

T- Start with a orange and pine bite followed by nutty goodness form the malts with an straw note that lingers

M- good carbonation coats the mouth well

A good beer that is very well balanced. It would defiantly appeal to all types of taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 03:55:27 | More by zulufactor
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Boosehound0330

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 11:58:26 | More by Boosehound0330
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-16-2012 23:48:23 | More by Archemedies
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-22-2011 21:47:51 | More by brez8791
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Christina91


4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-18-2014 14:14:10 | More by Christina91
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2012 18:04:08 | More by heizerbjj
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

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

Appearance- Cloudy, orange body with dark amber highlights. The one finger, white head is now a film.

Smell- There is a decent amount of sweet malts and a good combination of floral hops.

Taste- There is a strong back bone of honey, caramel malts. Wheat starts to come through in the finish that also meshes with the floral hops from the nose.

Mouth feel- It is medium bodied and smooth. There is a little bit of bubbliness from the carbonation.

Overall- It is a very good ale that is refreshing and has an original flavor I have not yet experienced in an ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2011 23:33:13 | More by Pintofbrown
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,256 ratings.