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

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,103 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:
3,103
Reviews:
967
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
563
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of thain709
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A hazy amber body...a solid one inch off white head...great lacing

S - Not too impressive here...just some sweet citrus smells

T - I was surprised here...right off the bat I tasted the citrus hops...they were present throughout my entire palate...now towards the end of my glass the malts started shining through...the taste then produced a caramel covered hop...delicious

M - Medium bodied...creamy and smooth

D - Another solid brew from Bell's...I really liked how well rounded this beer was...I could drink this beer all day

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Photo of Josholson666
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JayS2629
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An amber, copper colored beer with a nice thick white head that fades fast but leaves ok lace. Teh smell is of biscuits, caramel, and earthy hops. The balance is very well done. Hops make theirself known with some grassy, earthy notes and a hint of spice but dominated with caramel malts and a touch of cocoa. The mouthfeel is a bit thin with a creamy edge. Overall, a nice, easy to drink, crisp and refreshing amber ale. Simple, but great.

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Photo of qcghost
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of victory4me
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of firkingroovin
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AirBob
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antoines15
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: reddish orange color. hazy but not quite opaque, a little bit less than a finger of an off white head. leaves a lacing around the edges

Smell: malt forward. caramel and crystal mostly some toastiness. some citrus to herbal hop but fairly subdued.

Taste: opens up with sweet and caramel tastes rounded out by a toasty malts. backend has a bit of hop flavors including citrus and some slight herbal

Mouthfeel: fairly light and drinkable, good balance between the sweet and bitter as neither lingers too long

Overall: a good classic interpretation of an american amber ale. well brewed and well rounded.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Really good example of how an understated style can be complex and surprising. Great session ale.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid it a cloudy orange color good carbonation. The head is 2 finger thick bone white and fades leaving little lace.

The smell is afresh & fruity sweet malt aroma.

The taste follows just a pain but pleasant sweet malt, lightly roasted to a mild carmel.

The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation and a thinner then medium body to make it quite sessionable.

The drinkability is good pound a few.. No Problemo. Prosit MK

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Photo of brocktune
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Williaar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,103 ratings.
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