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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,448 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,448
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 94
Gots: 170 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A- Quite a dark amber color. good head and lacing. Cloudy with sediment that reminds me of some quads I have had before.

S- good solid notes of caramel and breadiness. A hint of spice as if from the hops.

T- That is just delightful. Sweet bready caramel up front with a hoppy bitter in the finish.

M- All is right with this one. Perfect balance of smoothness and carbonation. Just right.

O- This is a great amber that will be gracing my fridge for years to come.

stckhndlr, Jul 13, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a bottling date of May 2013. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style pint glass.

Appearance - Aggressive pour yields a one-finger head of gold-tinted tan that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a rim of healthy foam right around the edges of the glass. Body is a caramel apple amber brown that appears sightly cloudy.

Smell - I detect a pretty solid element of hops, grass along with an underlying bready characteristic. Some faint notes of caramel.

Taste - Not terribly bold, but the flavors are highlighted by some semisweet caramel that evolves into notes of bittering hops and slightly over-browned biscuits.

Mouthfeel - A nice moderate amount of carbonation that provides an element of refreshment and gives the feel some complexity where many amber ales can seem watery and flat. Body is medium-to-light.

Overall, an excellent take on the classic American Amber. Not my favorite style, but this is definitely one I would buy again for a change of pace if I ran across it on the shelves of my local bottle shop.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.