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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

2,641 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,641
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 109
Gots: 276 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

Amber Ale deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Look: It pours a hazy golden brown. The one finger head thinned out fairly quick, and left a thin ring of foam all around. This fed the lacing quite a bit, and made it paramount.

Smell: A bit bready, a minor kick of hops, and not all the much else. But just because I can't pick out anything else, isn't a knock to this brew at all. The aroma is very pleasant, and it can adapt to any season. I could enjoy the smell all year long with this one.

Taste: The nose is there for sure, the bread notes and the bitterness from the hops are very well balanced. There's also a bit of black pepper to it as well.

Feel: Medium bodied, with a bite of carbonation. No hint of the alcohol, which is to be expected with a 5.8 abv. It just feels like a very well done brew!

Overall: Pleasantly surprised by this. I wasn't expecting it to be anything special, but it's a very well done ale. I'll be revisiting this one for sure.

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Aroma - Smells of malts, toasted bread, caramel sweetness with some hops in the background.

Taste - Similar to the smell, nothing overpowering on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation a bit upfront with a medium body and a sticky finish.

Overall - A decent brew but nothing earth shattering.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,641 ratings.