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

Amber AleAmber Ale
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #42
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,326
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
1,037
Ratings:
2,344
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 06:29 AM
Added:
Mar 12, 2001
Wants:
  180
Gots:
  659
SCORE
86
Very Good
Amber AleAmber Ale
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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Ratings by specialkheese:
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Rated by specialkheese from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Feb 18, 2012
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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!
Sunday at 06:29 AM
 
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

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.

Taste:
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

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 Korbynlehr 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
 
Rated: 4.58 by joe12pk from Michigan

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnFred4 from New York

3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Look: Orange on top, golden brown in the middle. Might be the best part of this beer, and that's not saying a lot.

smell: Wet cardboard, a bit skunked. okay, some nice grains too.

taste: Sourdough grains come through more. Graham cracker. Rye.

feel: Quite lively, light. Maybe the mouthfeel is the best part actually? Very carbonated in an enjoyable way.

Overall: Truly nothing special, but I will say it is a good representation of the style, if an entirely boring and predictable one. I do actually find it growing on me despite myself, but I'd never order one if there was something more interesting on tap. Honestly I might prefer a Yeungling.
Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 9/13/21; drank 11/25/21 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy red/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggshell head; nice lace.

Roasted corn, caramel, mild raspberry & faint black pepper notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Wheat, caramel & mild raspberry flavors up front; roasted corn & a faint hop bite on the finish.

Mild, but not dull; a nice amber ale.
Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by Casey_L from Texas

Aug 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by kerboo

Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by btbcolo from Colorado

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by mcbraxt from Michigan

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by hester7 from Texas

May 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance:
Hazy Amber color, Good head retention and lacing

Aroma:
Caramel malts and very faint hops

Flavor:
Strong malt forward, dryish and balanced by soft hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium, moderate [email protected] and no astringency or harshness.

Overall:
Solid Amber.
Apr 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Mar 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Mar 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by MikeE71 from Michigan

Mar 27, 2021
Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 3381 ratings