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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale
Very Good
3,153 Ratings
Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,153 |  Reviews: 983
Photo of The_fevre
3.84/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gentryka
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Phigg1102
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of NoGaps
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of csoult
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SourFlow
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Budinetz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of pradipta
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rlpete
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thickgirth
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JeffONeal
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of EliRix
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brodie_Lewis
4.3/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ajb3333
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DPCJR
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Brewery, Inc. "Bell's Amber Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PKG 05/03/2017..." and sampled on 08/07/2017
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Beautiful looking glass of beer. The head retention is magnificent, holding a two-finger thick cap of off-white froth for more than several minutes. The body is a hazy copper with golden highlights at the base of the glass. The aroma displays gently citrusy notes over a toasted malt base, and the flavor follows with some added caramel and light brown sugar. A modest bitterness helps to balance it, and it finishes toasty with residual citrusy notes lingering. Looking back, there's still a solid surface covering, and sheets of tattered lacing rise along the glass two or three inches above the surface. There's nothing fascinating about it, but the interplay of citrus and toast is nice, and it's just a solid, very drinkable beer that would really fit almost any situation.

 957 characters

Photo of Markus98
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of funkyaudio
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Dinobambam
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,153 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.