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

Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale
BA SCORE
69.3%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 3,133 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:
#10,102
Reviews:
977
Ratings:
3,133
Liked:
2,171
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
11.98%
Alströms:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
591
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,133 |  Reviews: 977
Photo of dobroblues
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy amber color with a nice off-white head. Ambers always look visually appealing to me. I can smell malt, caramel, a hint of citrus, biscuit, and apple. The malt is upfront when tasting and a nice earthy bitter finish that builds for a little after swallowing. The two worlds sweet and bitter meld wonderfully together. The mouthfeel is a bit disappointing. It feels thinner than it should, leaving me with a feeling of wanting a little more from this part of the experience. Overall, a good brew and true to the amber style. I would definitely have again.

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

Photo of Determined419
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agriverbear
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kips
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crwrunner
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The smell of this beer is moderatley hoppy with a slight malt and Carmel aroma. The flavor is very balanced with a good tasting hop flavor up front followed by more of the caramel voting through in the finish. I don't typically enjoy Amber ales but this one is well made and will drink it again.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_d_j
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lombs
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of shreead
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy golden brown color with a nice initial head and good lacing. Apple smell at the start with A subdued earthy smell to follow. The taste is malty with a pleasant woodsy after taste. A good beer.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color, white bubbly head. Streak lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and grain. Herbal and bread notes as well. The flavor is bread malt, light citrus and hints of caramel with herbs. A hops bitterness in the crisp, clean finish. A very nice beer overall.

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Photo of Hephaestos
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrandt22
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 69.3% out of 100 with 3,133 ratings
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