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

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
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3,141 Ratings
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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:
#10,815
Reviews:
980
Ratings:
3,141
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
598
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,141 |  Reviews: 980
Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JayS2629
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Brolo75
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a Bell's shaker pint

A: Very hazy, orange, reddish, nice creamy off white head, looks very drinkable.

A: Caramel malts, picking up some floral hop aromas, smells sweet, like a slight brown sugar aroma, smells great.

T: Caramel malts, nice balanced bitterness in the middle, dry hoppy finish, not very sweet like the nose, very drinkable, great taste.

M: Very creamy, smooth easy drinking.

O: Very impressed with the drinkability, it's balanced with a nice bitterness in the middle, slight hoppy aromas and flavors. This makes me want to revisit some amber ales as I has been awhile since I've had one, I could see this beer fitting in where I might not want an IPA or a Pale Ale, I'd reach for this. This is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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 Lelampp
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of antoines15
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +10.7%

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 +1.6%
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 Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Williaar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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 civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of SABERG
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle dated 11/23/15 into the modified tulip glass.
A - Orange marmalade in color, nice carbonation, a fine white cap, lacing is delicate.
S - Malt base is beautiful, a hint of tropical hops, add a delicate herbal quality.
T - Light brown sugar, toasted malts, delightful hop snap.
M - Medium in body, carbonation is quick to clean up, dry finish with little linger.
O - What a treat, an Amber ale that hits the high note, I grow nostalgic for more.
Cheers all

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Photo of nuebs
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ChrisKayler
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dwoolley1
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,141 ratings
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