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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

2,373 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,373
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 89
Gots: 146 | 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  rDev +4.4%

ShepardCommander, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Christina91, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gtg642, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

heizerbjj, Dec 29, 2012
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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.

Pintofbrown, Oct 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Crstumpf, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

blackhawks87, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

hokieguy95, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A hazy amber body...a solid one inch off white head...great lacing

S - Not too impressive here...just some sweet citrus smells

T - I was surprised here...right off the bat I tasted the citrus hops...they were present throughout my entire palate...now towards the end of my glass the malts started shining through...the taste then produced a caramel covered hop...delicious

M - Medium bodied...creamy and smooth

D - Another solid brew from Bell's...I really liked how well rounded this beer was...I could drink this beer all day

thain709, Apr 07, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brinks, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MattGrimley, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had 8/11/09
This beer pours a hazy deep toffee color with a thick white head that recedes rapidly leaving minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Nose is primarily of caramel and toffee malts, with a touch of citrus hops. Taste falls in line with the nose, many layers of malts to it - caramel, toffee, with some roasted malts mixed in here, finish has a bit of a fruity sweetness and bite to it. Medium body, low carbonation, smooth and creamy with a bit of a chewiness to it. Easily a sessionable beer.

Jayli, Aug 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

hopandbarley28, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

areich6, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

thewimperoo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ej285701, Nov 17, 2011
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mtrctyjoe, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WhoDatMatt, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Nitty703, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Oosull23, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

awesomedude, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. It pours a cloudy orange with sediment floating in it that eventually settled to the bottom. The aroma is mostly of pale malt. The flavors is a light malty aroma with hop bitterness up front and sweet pear ending. The ending is crisp with a bready aftertaste but it is not pasty or overdone. This could definately be a daily drinker for those who have access to it.

BrewMaster, Oct 14, 2004
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

shep8821, Feb 20, 2013
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,373 ratings.