Bell's Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
it pours a slightly hazy slightly golden amber with a solid head that is hanging around. the malt is solid with a lasting taste. the hopy note is rather light with no real bitterness. it has the right refreshing fell in the mouth. nice and bubbly. i prefer a strong IPA. so this was surprising how good it was to me. i recomend this fine amber ale from bells!
02-20-2012 03:15:13 | More by Doughbodyboy
3.83/5 rDev 0%
This one pours a true amber hue, pretty cloudy, and a nice tan head. Retention is very good and lace is decent.
There's nice balance in the nose. Lemon zest and grass make up the bright hop profile, while buttery caramel and bready grains comprise of the backbone.
The flavor has the malt forwardness of Bell's Oktoberfest, yet adds the extra hop dimension. It's balanced all the way, and not too shabby on intensity either. Sweet caramel and bread are consistent throughout, and the bitterness is always able to keep up.
Plenty of carbonation greets the tongue and lingers throughout the semi-dry finish. The body is on the light side of medium and the feel is slightly thin. There's no doubt this makes a good well-balanced session beer with enough flavor to stay satisfying.
02-20-2012 00:35:38 | More by climax
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
A - Hazy amber in color with a one finger cream colored head that fades to nothing relatively quick, very little lacing.
S - Slightly sweet malt flavor mixed with a touch of floral and citrus hops, some biscuity aromas in there too.
T - malts > hops, some sweet lightly toasted malts that have a biscuit and toasted bread flavor, with a touch of floral and citrus hops in there. The finish starts out with some hop bitterness but fades to a lingering flavor of malts.
M - Light body with low carbonation.
O - A solid beer that tastes good and is quite enjoyable, I would recommend it. I also wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it because imho there are slightly better amber ales that can be found quite easily.
02-17-2012 20:31:27 | More by Jerone
4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
This beer pours a bold, clear amber with a thin head and lace lasting to the end. It's aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, dough, pine and straw. The flavor is fruity with notes of roasted nuts, bread crust, and a hint of toffee in the background. There's a smooth hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium. Bells Amber Ale is a good brew, refreshing and very drinkable. Recommended!
02-16-2012 23:54:12 | More by B967ierhunter177
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Poured an amber color with finger of tan head. Very minimal lacing left behind.
S: So sweetness from the rich malts.
T: nice sweet malts hit you up front with some nice biscuity flavors.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and crisp finish.
O: seems just an average amber, nothing special but a decent beer worth another shot.
02-16-2012 03:09:12 | More by OleJohnnieAle
3.28/5 rDev -14.4%
Bottled on 9/12/11
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.
A: Pours a very hazy amber color. 2 fingers of egg shell head. Tight bubbles. Decent retention and lace.
S: I'm getting alot of sweet fruity malty notes. A slight touch of Belgian yeast qualities in the nose as well.
T: Slightly sweet malts up front. Biscuity notes on the back end. Finish is pretty dry. Not alot of hop character here.
M: Crisp, clean and dry overall. Moderate body and carbonation.
Overall this is an average amber ale. Not a bad beer by any means. Taste isn't bad and its easy to drink. Nice nose on this beer as well. Just nothing great. I'll review again when I come across a more fresh bottle.
02-13-2012 15:05:44 | More by muletrane
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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