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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

2,268 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,268
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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BeerHonky

New York

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

Pours a cloudy orange/amber. A bit of very fine sedimet is floating around. Bubbly white head, about two fingers worth.. Smell's of faint hops and sweet malt. Very refreshing smelling. It makes me want to take a huge gulp as the first taste. Fairly sweet malt flavor with well balanced hop flavor. Very little bitterness. It seems like the sweetness might be sticky, but a nice crisp carbonation seems to scrub it clean. Excellent smooth, but crisp mouthfeel. You can easily drink three or four of these. After drinking so many stouts and IPA's this winter, this has been an awesome change. A perfect example of a simple beer that can please any craft beer enthusiast.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 04:00:21 | More by BeerHonky
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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
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,268 ratings.