1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

2,448 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Bell's Amber Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,448 | Reviews: 866 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kilustration
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I am not usually a fan of red beers.

This one is smooth! Slightly sweet flavor, pours amber (duh!) with a medium white head and nice lace. Very hoppy.

Nice mouth feel. Easy to finish. Somewhat creamy texture. Light carbonation.

Very surprised. This for a red beer is a winner.

kilustration, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of bdolven
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bdolven, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of beerhast
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

beerhast, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of JackTheRipper
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, slightly coppery color. Thin head, not too much lacing.

Smell: Citrus, honey, a bit of a bread-like smell.

Taste: Starts off with a lemony, honey sweetness, hops are nicely balanced in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, but not to the point of chewy full. Carbonation is very nice. Alcohol is well masked. Finishes a bit on the dry side without any big aftertastes.

Drinkability: Another very well crafted beer. I wouldn't hesitate to have another one of these.

JackTheRipper, Jan 19, 2004
Photo of MattBreight
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MattBreight, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of saucier
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

saucier, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of IkeMan90
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

IkeMan90, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of LukeRfour
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

LukeRfour, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of mcallister
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

mcallister, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

ThurstonHowell3, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Jaybirdsbeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Jaybirdsbeer, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of jeremiahoden
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jeremiahoden, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of MichaelProcton
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MichaelProcton, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of tmcarter23
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

tmcarter23, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

spedprof, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Andcorsheb
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Andcorsheb, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of roywilliams
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

roywilliams, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of vipguy814
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

vipguy814, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of LibrariansLoveBEER
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

LibrariansLoveBEER, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Crimsonfloods
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Crimsonfloods, May 21, 2013
Photo of Pjev11
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Pjev11, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

SWPA_Brew, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

CB2maltygoodness, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jcb7472, Apr 16, 2013
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.