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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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very good

2,266 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,266
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 79
Gots: 108 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2012 14:31:11 | More by MaltyMama
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-22-2013 21:32:44 | More by WAYNO31
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-09-2014 06:01:47 | More by Oosull23
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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - The beer was a golden amber color, as the name suggests. It had an off white head that left a lace through out the glass.

Smell - Very succulent smell. The aroma hitting my nose caused a sensation through out my body.

Taste - The beer has an excellent taste. It was almost sweet but at the same time bitter. Very good taste overall.

I could drink this beer all day. The taste smell and sensation that rushed, not only through my mouth, but through my whole body was absolutely delightful.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2005 04:14:06 | More by jasongootjes
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2013 16:54:45 | More by dshamilton
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 19:29:46 | More by chpueblo22
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps the bottle I picked up from one of those mix and match custom 6 pack places was a bit stale but I didn't get much in the way of smell.

The beer looks fantastic. The head poured a wonderful off white almost brown head but I think due to it being flat didn't stay around long. The beer still looks nice in my glass, hazy and deep copper in color. The smell is probably what suffers the most here. Taste wise its nice filled with malts and light fruits. I'm sure if it had the proper cabonation it would be an amazing brew. Even being a bit old its still good and I would love to get my hands on a fresh on.

If it wasn't old I would probably rate it at an a+ because I'm really enjoying it a few weeks old.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 00:48:30 | More by Cognac1765
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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint

Beatiful golden amber w/ eggshell head which diminishes quickly leaving a thin layer of white foam.

Smell is a mix of citrus, hops, and sweet malt

Sweet malt, citrusy hops and slight bitterness prevail. Finish is dry

Nice level of carbonation, smooth but drying finish diminishes the experience somewhat.

Could easily drink several of these. Great beer overall

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 00:36:57 | More by bogeypro64
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful amber color with a finger width of creamy head. Nice ribbon like lacing.
S: Sweet caramel sauce aroma.
T: Great malty sweet taste.
M: Medium body with light/medium carbonation.
O: Spring/Summer beer to enjoy with loved ones and friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 03:03:14 | More by Dhgirl
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First review

A - poured in a pint glass, a cloudy copper with a one finger head. Looked very drinkable.

S - noticed malt and some light nutty aroma

T - very smooth with a good combination of malts and grains. Unlike most ales I've tried this was not bitter all the way through.

M - a little on the heavy/thick side which I liked

A very nice beer. I would pick up a six pack next time around.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 14:25:36 | More by blevel
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-12-2014 20:27:39 | More by mdjustus
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really a great alternative for Fat Tire lovers. I am not a lover of FT, but this beer has a touch of the biscuit taste everyone digs. Less the hops. Another solid beer from Bell's. Great head. Good flavors--- touch of spruce. Not the least bit heavy. Good score from across the border. Can't wait to hoard it.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 01:51:04 | More by abramorton
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4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. This is one beautiful beer. Pours a hazy dark copper/amber with a fluffy off white head.

S. Sweet caramel malts and a light fruitiness (orange peel and some dark fruit)

T. A superb amber ale. Nice sweet malty backbone with a light bitter finish. Hints of caramel, orange peel, brown sugar, and a nice yeastiness.

M. nice medium body with a good MF.

D. Easily a sessionanble amber ale with some great flavor. Definitely gonna pick up a 6er real quick.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 02:29:56 | More by vivalanation734
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review: Copper in color, two fingers of head when poured into a room temperature glass. A mild smell, with a pleasant, well balanced flavor and mouth feel with little to no aftertaste. A very good, drinkable American Ale. One of those full flavor very drinkable beers that is not a watered down light but not heavy either.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 04:44:57 | More by bigpoppacueball
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-11-2013 04:41:53 | More by walking_kane
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-18-2014 14:14:10 | More by Christina91
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4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

This was one of the coolest beers to look at. After I poured it I could immediately see it bubbling but it looked more intense than I had ever seen. On closer inspection, sediment was actually in the beer. I had never seen it quite like this before! But I assure you, the beer wasn't spoiled in any way: it was one of the best tasting brews of this type that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking!

The smell was great. Slightly sweet, very floral. Fantastic aroma!

The taste was superb. If everything else was good, this was great. The balance of flavors was almost perfect! A refreshing, lightly sweet taste was followed by the slightest hint of malt and hops. I love a good hoppy beer, but when I don't want overwhelming hops I go for things like amber ales. This was almost exactly what I look for in an amber ale! Thank you, Bell's!

Mouthfeel was good, about what you would expect from a beer like this. Slightly thick but still very light. Doesn't stick in your mouth forever.

Overall, this is a masterfully crafted brew. This is the first I've had from Bell's, and I'll be going back for more!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 03:03:11 | More by Axeforhire
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just a random pick up in a choose your own 6-pack. I've had a few other Amber ales that weren't bad, but nothing I'd join a site just to review and remember. My expectations weren't too high, which made it all the better. It looks good, and smells great, but that's just the start. Slightly hoppy, slightly bitter, slightly smokey, great feel. Overall it has all the elements of a great beer, and they're in harmony unlike other beers that overkill one element. I think it's my new favorite all-season beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 18:04:43 | More by confabulatedgod
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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