Amber Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Amber AleAmber Ale
Very Good
3,212 Ratings
Amber AleAmber Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beer that helped build our brewery; Bell’s Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness, it’s incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-12-2001

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,212 |  Reviews: 996
Photo of bristol2120
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid but unremarkable beer. Usually expect just a notch better from this brewery.

82 characters

Photo of McBAINx
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of smi69
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Kelly_James_Tellez
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of newbeeraday
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Rwagner
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of JWilder
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MKrauss
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of MTLansing
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of joshtheford
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TomO23
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thehooksman
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bflorge
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of corywalston
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dankslurpee
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mchegash
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date: 8/17/14
Other notes: packaged 7/7/14, poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance - 4.5/5
A great dark, almost pumpkin-orange. I really like the color. Reminds me of ale I would see in a movie set long in the past, people drinking in a tavern. Minimal head retention. Beer is fairly clear, however there are a LOT of particles I see floating around the beer. This is not a bad thing, I was just surprised at how many particles I could see.

Smell - 4/5
Smells how I would expect an Amber Ale to smell. Malty and fruity smells (cherry smell comes to mind), along with some alcohol smells. Overall, a fairly pleasant smell. Nothing unique or special though.

Taste - 4/5
Beer tastes malty and sweet, with citrus flavors. There is some alcohol taste as well. A malty-alcohol-y aftertaste is left in the mouth. Fairly simple taste, nothing too complex going on. But simple does not mean bad, and sometimes you just want a good quality simple beer. This is a good example of that.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Beer has a medium body. It's quite smooth. Somewhere in-between crisp and creamy. Carbonation is light, but comes out stronger near the end of a sip. The carbonation level is good, because a lot of beers have too strong of carbonation which bites the mouth too much. The level in this beer seems just right.

Overall - 4.5/5
While this beer is nothing special, it's hard to find anything wrong with it either. This is an example of a really well done simple Amber Ale-style beer. I would definitely drink again and would pick up a 6-pack of this beer.

 1,559 characters

Photo of nipiazza
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Joshmistake
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ClePaul
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%

Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,212 ratings