Bell's Amber Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.84/5
3,136 Ratings
Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber Ale deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness. This balance of flavors makes Amber Ale quite versatile as a food pairing option, not to mention being rather tasty in its own right. Whether serving as a jumping point to other styles or as a familiar standby, Amber Ale is central to the Bell’s portfolio.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,283
Reviews:
978
Ratings:
3,136
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
594
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,136 |  Reviews: 978
Photo of undomiel
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Commissary in DC. Loved it.

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

12oz bottled 6/9/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours a bit hazy with some small floated. It's amber (duh) in color with light khaki colored head that recedes to a thin cap with some lacing. The aroma is caramel centered and not overpowering. The flavor is more caramel with an earthy, slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and a little chalky. The finish is mostly dry. Overall, ok. This beer lists a 6 month shelf life and doesn't state it's unpasteurized as some of their IPA's do. It's drinkable, but not the quality I expect from Bell's.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow i'm surprised this beer is rated so low. I loved it, one of the best amber ales I've ever had...maybe even the best. I'll be buying it again next time I see it.

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Photo of animal69
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HarrisonHartsough
4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nater919
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful beer with a slightly metalic and carbonated taste. Good heft to the flavor but wanted more. Will drink again to see if this review changes

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Photo of kwlightner
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of potatoadapter6
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this one as part of a mixed six-pack at Fairway...heard good things about this Michigan brew and was not disappointed...also got the Oberon and liked this one better...nice crisp clean taste with pleasant hoppy notes...will look for this one again.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It has the toasty caramely molasses flavors of a sweet beer without being sweet... rather dry in fact, straight bitterness with nothing "bright" about the hops, just unnecessary bitterness. Some earthy and soapy qualities in there. Definitely an amalgam of citrus fruit, some grass and spice, some metal as well. But bitterness is cranked too high for an amber.

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Photo of dstewart532
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Eammon1920
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; bronze in color; 2 finger light khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S; nutty with sweet malt behind it;

T: toasted grain, nutty, a little floral; finish is malty with mild bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish that continues to dry out into the aftertaste;

O: very nicely balanced amber - not too sweet;

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Photo of stucat
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber in color with a bit of light sediment suspended throughout the body. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. The aroma is of caramel, a hint of citrus, and faint grassy hops play a background note. The flavor is mostly caramel and light marzipan along with just a hint of grassy hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is light and delicate.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,136 ratings
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