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

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Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,621 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,621
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 110
Gots: 258 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

Amber Ale deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber-orange color with little chunkies floating around the glass. Actually had a cascading effect as it settled in the glass to develop a nice two-finger head nice ring laces going down the glass.

Smell is slightly sweet, with bready malts and fruit.

Taste is the same. Bready, yeasty, fruity hoppiness and good balance.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slight bite at the end, and good carbonation.

All around good amber ale. I would definitely revisit this one in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is murky, light brown; like apple cider. Head is light and oil-slick. The lacing is nice.

Nose is sweet malt, light hops, apple cider, mild spice, and light citrus.

Taste is smooth hops with a light kick, lightly toasted malt, and apple.

Mouthfeel is a good amount of carbonation. It is very easy-drinking and very refreshing.

Overall, a tried-and-true American ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The head fades slowly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace throughout. On the nose, there are aromas of caramel, grain, toasted malts, and hints of fruit and pine. The flavor is balanced between moderately sweet caramel malts and earthy, piney hops. The finish is moderate in length, with toasted grain. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent and easy-drinking amber ale.

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,621 ratings.