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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

2,443 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,443
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 94
Gots: 166 | 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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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

The_fevre, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of bataround
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, light amber body with lots of visible yeast in suspension. Head comes on strong but fades all too quickly.

Big amber malt nose laced with an orange peel hop scent. Biscuit notes linger. A fine aroma profile for the style.

Biscuity right up front and back-loaded with citrus hops. Outstanding balance of soft brown sugar-sweet malt with a crisp, controlled finishing bitterness.

bataround, Dec 31, 2008
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Josiahsouthworth, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mmattiso, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

miodusb, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Kuba, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bhunt201, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of blackthistle
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle; batch 6883, packaged on May 23, 2005; $7.99 for 6-pack

Pours clear with a copper/orange color and a thick, creamy white head with lacing that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is mostly malt with a slight spiciness from the hops. Flavor profile consists of big backbone of sweet maltiness with a bit of a caramel followed by bit of fruitiness. A mild spicy hops flavor and bitterness balances the flavor profile out. Overall, a rich creamy ale that is sure to please.

blackthistle, Jul 16, 2005
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Chugga06, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

msh4k3, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

YoItsBeerTym, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

awesomedude, Dec 01, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

eric_berge, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Justind04, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

MisterMagoo, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nbeardsley, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

FHSPSU67, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Willywong1962, Jul 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JNW, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RyanC, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bmami, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

LikeARollingStout, Jun 11, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

sdlhy, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of gregalobeer
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bells makes better. Not that this was bad, just a bit uneventful.

A: opaque, burnt orange ale, with speckles of yeasty sediment
S: not much at all, definitely weak on the hops, citrusy
T: orange, vanilla, broad strokes of un-accented maltiness
M: very smooth, moderate to low carbonation, full-bodied and creamy; it feels like the body doesn't match the flavor, missing sweetness, or something to fill in the awkward silence of character

I mean, it's not unpleasant, but there's something missing here. I could drink more, but it leaves me wanting ...

gregalobeer, Apr 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

eonbluekarma, Apr 20, 2014
Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 2,443 ratings.