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

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Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,618
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 110
Gots: 256 | FT: 0
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: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (packaged on 7/12/2013) into a nonic pint glass.

A fluffy eggshell-white head formed on top of a hazy dark-orange body.

Toasty malts stand out in the nose. Minor hints of citrus also come out.

This amber ale is very well balanced. A sweet malty taste blends in perfectly with very mild hops. The subtle citrus flavors from the hops leave a mild tangy feeling in the mouth.

Overall: This is an Amber Ale done right. I find it hard to crown a beer the "best" of its style but Bell's certainly competes for a top spot in my book. It is very easy to enjoy a few of these on a mild autumn afternoon... or anytime for the ambitious ones.

Bottom Line: If you are a fan of Amber Ales, go out and find this. Definitely worth trying.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,618 ratings.