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

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,126 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
Ratings:
3,126
Reviews:
975
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
581
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of beaulabauve
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 94rocker1
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmikepool
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jacobus79
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjurney
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Deep Amber, a little haze. Moderate carbonation. Thick creamy head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, caramel, brown bread, just a little earthy.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready, toasted malts, caramel, brown bread, a little nutty. Hop bitterness is mild, leafy-floral. Slight tartness towards the end. Finish is dry. Medium bodied, smooth, super drinkable.

Overall:
It's an awesome Amber Ale!

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle dated 11/17/2016

Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like toasted bready malts, caramel, spicy grain, melons, papaya, orange citrus, grapefruit, mild chocolate, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted bready malts, caramel, spicy grain, melons, papaya, orange citrus, grapefruit, mild chocolate, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice amber ale.

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Photo of donspublic
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, 1/2 finger light tan head, recedes quickly so so lacing. Slightly hazy dark amber in the glass. Smells of roasted grain, some toffee/caramel and slight earthy notes. Taste is initially sweet caramel/toffee, some slight toasted grain that leads into some floral/earthy hops, slight citrus and a clean semi sweet bitter finish, almost crisp. Not much of an amber fan, but this did it for me.

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Photo of dobroblues
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
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 -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agriverbear
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of megamick
4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,126 ratings.
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