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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,214 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,214
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 74
Gots: 100 | 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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Jenessa

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

01-09-2013 02:53:34 | More by Jenessa
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-08-2013 22:34:03 | More by brewsclues
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jadedlilmonkey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-08-2013 10:36:11 | More by jadedlilmonkey
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mmattiso


4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-07-2013 17:48:55 | More by mmattiso
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2013 22:28:04 | More by sjanowiak
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Lebby

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-06-2013 05:58:32 | More by Lebby
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-06-2013 03:19:48 | More by DrIPA
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber/brown with tons of yeast chunkies throughout. Aroma is of light grain. Taste is big toffee, toasty grain flavor up front, followed by some earthy, fruity flavors, and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good Amber Ale that I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:52:40 | More by tronester
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-05-2013 17:24:12 | More by pukahi91
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-04-2013 01:59:33 | More by jaswilson2
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Pittsburgh Bottle Shop

A- suspended bubble in amber red color. One finger lacing that lingers but then quickly runs off. Lacing is broken lattice and average.

S- malt tones complemented with citrus scents. grain and bitter smells as well.

F- honey bitter salty malts but not overpowering and citrus rounds out the back end.

M- Dry and medium bodied on the hopness scale. Goes down with ease but the maltiness does linger just a tad too long.

O- I am not a Red ale fan so i did my best but i would have to say this is one of the better ones i have had. I love Bell's and i think they turn out quality beer regardless of style.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:44:31 | More by Dodo2step
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jdavolos88


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-03-2013 21:22:13 | More by jdavolos88
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tiwee23


4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-03-2013 00:06:25 | More by tiwee23
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-02-2013 12:41:27 | More by keywestgourmet
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-02-2013 10:02:37 | More by beergorrilla
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-31-2012 20:19:28 | More by user785335
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Your prototypical catch all beer style. This particular is a bit bland.
The color is golden amber with a small head. I cant really detect much aromatics.
Taste is basically malt driven with only hints of hops. Drinks smooth with a bitter finish.
This beer is good and has no real drawbacks but there is also nothing really to take notice too either.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 14:53:06 | More by micromaniac129
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mrhox1981

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-29-2012 23:49:08 | More by mrhox1981
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2012 18:04:08 | More by heizerbjj
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jayschares

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2012 02:57:11 | More by jayschares
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2012 01:32:14 | More by Falcone
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Zraly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy medium orange with off-white two finger head into a stein. Smells grainy and a bit like dough. A wisp of citrus lingers.

Not too heavy and not too light, this is a very tasty amber ale. Nice notes of honey, toast, and grains. Malty and smooth, this is on the outer edge of session ale territory. Crisp citrus hop finish that dries nicely on the palate. Medium-bodied and carbonation eases the drinking experience as it is spot on for style.

Refreshing and an extremely solid brew. Good year round for session or to maybe convert a few macro folks. Approachable and I recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:54:38 | More by Zraly
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-27-2012 22:33:52 | More by ssimpson89
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-26-2012 18:53:13 | More by richkrull
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cgarwood


4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-24-2012 14:35:06 | More by cgarwood
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,214 ratings.