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

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3.84/5
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3,145 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:
#10,944
Reviews:
980
Ratings:
3,145
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at The Shores Festhaus in Daytona Beach, FL. Served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager pint glass.

A: reddish maroon body, rustic brown edges, a ring of cream head, some lacing.
S & T: light yeastiness, roasted barley, sweet caramel, toasty pale malt, toffee, raisins, brown sugar, and a mildly citric hop bite. Seems like English hopping, but I'm not sure. A fruity and malted amber ale, surprisingly balanced for this brewery.
M: resiny, almost viscous, spicy in the middle, moderate bitterness to finish. Went down easy with my Cajun Dutchman sandwich.
D: a great quaffer to pair with food. Less hopped than other ambers, though delicious in its own unique way.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bells Amber Ale (also Big Porch Ale)
12 oz bottle
Packaged 03/07, rung 05/07
Moderate pour in an English pint.

Poured a clear amber with a large fizzy fairly lasting light yellowish brown head with tiny lacing.

Smelt of moderate caramel and leafy hops.

Taste was upfront strong bitter green hops and moderate sweet caramel followed by a strong bitter roasted malt mushroomy yeast black tea and dry leaves with moderate caramel sweetness on an average length bitter finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly creamy, softly carbonated, and light to moderately astringent.

Overall, this was a great amber. Some of that unique Bell's flavor is there (the yeast I think) Balanced on the malt with a good afront oh hops and yeast bitterness.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,145 ratings
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