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

2,552 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,552
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 104
Gots: 200 | 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%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a clear copper with a finger and a half of creamy, white head that dissipates quickly and has a lot of visible carbonation. Smell is malty, but not strong. I do get buttery biscuits and light caramel, but there is not much to this. Taste is malty and light, and it drinks very easily. Leaves behind a beady aftertaste that lingers.

Overall: Not much too this one, but that doesn't make it unenjoyable. It's light and sessionable, so it has it's place in the beer drinking world.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I get a finger of bright bone-colored foam on-top of a deep amber beer with rich hop/yeast haziness. The head settles at a medium pace and leaves a little bit of lace on the glass behind.

Cereal grains with a near-brown ale toastiness. Loaf bread, slight minerality, chalkiness, and an air of floral and semi-citrusy hops. Not very fruity, at all. Very standardized, but hunky.

Spicy hops and rigorous toastiness melds in with rich amber malts. The maltiness is pretty dominant, yet curt on by-flavors, in an American way. Crispiness from the hops pulls out interesting hints of brown sugar and almost cinnamon or clove from the steeped grains. Hardly noticeable is any alcohol. Hops are more spicy and floral than anything else, however, there is a backdrop of citrus pith. No sweetness from the hops, and only a malty sugar sense from the fermented grain remains with still-persistent dryness. Fuller-bodied for an amber ale. A lot went into this beer to produce a fantastically clean, refined, and simple beer. Bell's Amber offers a solid-bodied drink with a crisp, effervescent mouthfeel that really pulls out all of the quality ingredients in their naked simplicity. Good.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed amber orange. Cloudy with a loose head of foam that fell fast to a thin ring. Leaves soapy lace to fall as you drink. Nose is faint. If I dive right in I can get some light caramel and bread and the faintest hop floral. Taste is mild. The grain is toasted to amber perfection and has a nice round and full flavor that presents a natural sweetness but the caramel is almost too faint to be observed on the palate. it tastes like whole grain bread. As it warms it starts to develop a hop floral that is a bit sweet on the nose and in the drink. It has soda like carbonation so quite strong. It finishes with a bit of bitter but mid palate it's just bland. It could have used more malt depth and more malt sweetness. The body of the beer is thin and has a bit of slickness to it. Finishes semi dry with an aftertaste of flaked cereal grain. There is a hint of citric tartness also int he finish but it seems like too little , too late.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,552 ratings.