Amber Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beer that helped build our brewery; Bell’s Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness, it’s incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,035
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
3,248
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
633
Trade:
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Photo of Samlover55
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bottled on 11/5/18
Pours amber with thick white head, gorgeous lacing
Smell is malt forward,  with jammy notes
Tate follows the nose with tons of bready malts followed by citrus jam, subtle bitter finish
Smooth creamy feel
Overall this is a solid malt forward beer, that is nicely balanced

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mugman8
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this one a lot....smooth finish but with complex flavors - caramel, malt, biscuit and citrus and ample carbonation.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice tasty ale but not quite of the caliber of Bell’s other outstanding beers. Pours a mild amber color with a little head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some nice faint fruity hops, malt, biscuit, caramel and some nuttiness. Smooth mild thin mouthfeel. Good carbonation. A nice safe beer but I would personally pick something else from Bell’s.

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Photo of jbu0126
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chocolatefreak
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - copper body with white head

Smell - grapefruit, tea, caramel, apple

Taste - toasted caramel, apple skin, tea, hint of grapefruit

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, caramel sweetness upfront, citrus in the back with a bit of hop bite

Overall - tasty amber ale here. Solid - worth a try

price Point - $8.99/6 pk 12 oz bottles

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Photo of lsudduth
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of izraelc
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy rich amber color with a thick foamy head. Nice malty character with a little hop bitterness. Very smooth. Clean finish. Delightful.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

A - Medium amber colored pour with thick creamy white lacing.

S - Toasted sweet caramel, slight earthiness, a hint of citrus.

T - Toasted caramel malt from start to finish and finishes malty with mild citrus bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - Not my beer style but could easily recommend this as a gateway beer to many Macro drinkers. Well brewed.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good amber ale. Crisp, clean, snappy and not too sweet. Very good beer alone or with food. Will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok

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Photo of dvmin98
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwm51662
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,248 ratings