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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

2,379 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,379
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 89
Gots: 150 | 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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3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is my first real "review" ... so here goes. I'm not up on all the terminology ... but I'm gonna work at it!

Bought this at a Trader Joe's to try. I'm kind of an "amber" guy ... so it seemed worth a try. It's nice to see that BA rates this one pretty high (87).

It looks nice in a New Belgium Tulip glass and has a nice amber/rose color

Off white head

Malty smell.

Very drinkable! I'll consider it again!

There, how'd I do!!??

RhinoDBJ, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried one of Bell's flagships to harvest yeast for Two Hearted clone.

A - Nice amber color. Strong off-white head with moderate lacing.

S - Malty and sweet nose with a light touch of hops.

T - Strong malty sweetness with notes of caramel. Light earthy hop tone in the middle but is malt heavy. Though slightly unbalanced this amber has everything for the style.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Mostly clean finish for an amber.

Overall, a very good session beer if you prefer ambers over pale ales or darker beers. The caramel tone is a very desirable flavor and would be a very nice change of pace for anyone stuck in a rut. Used the harvested yeast for an American brown and it came out great.

Glass- Pint

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.