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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,402 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,402
Reviews: 864
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 92
Gots: 155 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MaxPowers, Saturday at 06:57 PM
Photo of tbeckett
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Sunoco in Lake Placid. Packaged 7/12/14.

A - Nice golden colour, close to an amber-ish. Good carbonation and some bits floating up. One finger of white head on top. Good lace wall and a half finger of retention.

S - Nice maltiness. Toasty and biscuity. Raisins and a small hop note that's barely there.

T - Rich and malty with a bit of a twang. Sweet with biscuit notes and some caramel/toffee. Not much in the way of a hop presence.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a sweet toffee finish. Clean.

O/D - While this is a good amber, it's certainly nothing to write home about, especially given the reputation of the brewery. A decent kick at the can, but lacking in depth and hop character for sure. Not worth seeking out.

tbeckett, Friday at 11:34 PM
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Belittle, Friday at 07:30 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Guitars_and_beer, Sep 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Eden, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +24%

A toasty malt nose with a hint of vegetal.
Pours amber with an off-white foam cap.
Palate: graham cracker, caramel, with a moderate hop accent on the finish.
medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

John_Squires, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of MinisterCurry
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours from draft with a full, off-white head; color changes vertically from a hazy, rich dark-orange top layer reminiscent of apple cider fading with a gradient to a lighter, opaque amber at the bottom of the glass.

Smells piney, with notes of wood resin, buttered popcorn, peach skin, woven wicker and roasted tree nuts.

Autumn fruit flavors of ripe peach and apricot, baked pie crust, baked buttered biscuits, almond and faint taste of hops.

Mouthfeel is rich, layered and creamy with a cascading, buttery finish.

MinisterCurry, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

qcghost, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance (4.25): Orange amber color with a finger off white head

Smell (4.25): Toasted caramel and toffee with slight floral notes

Taste (4): The flavors do not add up to the promise of the aromas; A bit too subtle for me. It is balanced and tasty though between toasty and sweet

Mouthfeel (4.25): Heavy light body; Extremely smooth! Carbonation is spot on and bitterness is at a minimum

Overall: Good amber ale overall, but it could be a great one if the flavors were amped up a bit. I feel like i need to take a gulp to really taste it, which i do any ways because it is so smooth! Another example of why Bells is a solid brewery

Bone53, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kcmiller33, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sanmn420, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

copper ale some suspended particles. Caramel malt at the front, creamy smooth on the finish. Solid

KomodoDragon, Sep 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Risenhower, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

KingJeebus, Sep 20, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Jeysun23, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Jhatton1980, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Nolo, Sep 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

millert83, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

gater_ade, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gunnerlincoln, Sep 15, 2014
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,402 ratings.