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

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #39
Ranked #19,198
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Saturday at 12:35 AM
Mar 12, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Deaconmark from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The toasty taste hits the buds pretty quick. Nice mouth feel without being overly sweet. Nice almost burnt malt taste, yet not burnt. It has hops to hold up the malt and a tremendous balanced beer for the style. A real stable beer that has proved itself to be a standard. I have to get this more often.
Saturday at 12:35 AM
Rated: 3.73 by nunienun from Illinois

May 27, 2023
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Reviewed by branko7 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This amber ale is well-rounded and tasty. You can taste both the sweet and toasted malts, there's a noted presence of hops, and a curious, almost Belgian-tasting hint on the edge. Add a nice mouthfeel and a pleasant light brown color. Excellent.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Relatively thin appearance, amber color (duh), lots of sentiment floating lazily about, minimal head

Aroma is malty but extremely faint. I had to get my nose wet to really smell it

Malty sweetness in the taste. Toffee, some caramel, a bit of booze in the finish

Superb mouthfeel

Overall it’s very drinkable, and pleasant, just unexceptional
Apr 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at WECO Beergarden.

Clear reddish orange, one finger fine white head, spotty lacing, surface continents and ring.
Malty aroma dominates, light pepper and caramel present.
Lightly sweet malt, caramel, ginger, brown bread flavors.
Good carbonation and light hoppy bite.
Crisp, with a good combination of flavors. More refined than many other Amber Ales. I’m always glad to see it on a tap list.
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Feb 22, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 3.72 by BobZTraveler from New York

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 3.82 by EMH73 from New York

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by DarrellK from Florida

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Enjoyed on tap from the source. Fresh as can be!

A legend in the glass.

It’s smooth with a surprisingly prominent hop presence. I found myself glad to revisit a classic.
Dec 30, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by BeerKegger

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by TreyJ88

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by fflopps from Iowa

Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Golden copper hue with an off white head that lingered around for a few minutes before fading. Pleasant aroma and taste. Easy drinking with smooth finish. Another good beer from Bells. Worthy of buying again.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a classic red ale, a coppery, caramel colour. Flecks of yeast and unfiltered goodness stay suspended in my glass. Toasted caramel malt and gentle sweetness and a light bitterness on the nose, it follows tightly on the palate but the floral essence of the hops shine through. The malty notes are just right and the taste is subtle but very clean. It’s mildly restrained character make this an amber that is easily drinkable in these late summer days with any lager. Some of the heavier, maltier reds out there are much more complex but aren’t as crisp and refreshing when it hits 40/105F with the humidex. Pretty good beer!
Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by EdFed from Illinois

Jul 30, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by SpaethJam from New York

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by Miles_Nilges from New York

Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Nucleated Pilsner

Look: Perfect Amber, caramel with red color. Off-white head, one finger in height. Quickly dissipates into a small ring and wisps.

Smell: Malty on the nose, with hints of caramel and vanilla. Toasty too.

Taste: Sweet first, developing into toasted malts, and caramel. Finishes with more malt and hoppy bitterness.

Feel: Gently carbonated, Smooth and has a velvet like texture in the mouth.

Overall: Its alright, not my favorite amber ale but its not terrible.

Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 3.51 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Jun 14, 2022
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Rated by shu from Georgia

4.77/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great hot weather ale. Very drinkable with all the right flavors going on.
Jun 01, 2022
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Rated by grumpyskolman from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This is a really nice Amber. It’s got a complex taste for an ale, but not too much. Very drinkable. Good deep summer beer.
Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 12, 2022
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Rated by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours ,well amber in color. Nose is full of malt and barley as is the taste. Not over taxing on the palate. Very easy drinking beer.
Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by emwilke from Nevada

Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
It’s ur run of the mill amber ale but damn it’s so good. It’s not good or great but solid. Sometimes when you’re too adventurous you need a reminder of what solid feels like. This does that for you. Enjoy responsibly bc I sure as heck didn’t .
Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Jan 11, 2022
Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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