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

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,119 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:
3,119
Reviews:
972
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
576
For Trade:
2
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Photo of icemanexit
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_d_j
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lombs
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy golden brown color with a nice initial head and good lacing. Apple smell at the start with A subdued earthy smell to follow. The taste is malty with a pleasant woodsy after taste. A good beer.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color, white bubbly head. Streak lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and grain. Herbal and bread notes as well. The flavor is bread malt, light citrus and hints of caramel with herbs. A hops bitterness in the crisp, clean finish. A very nice beer overall.

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Photo of Hephaestos
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrandt22
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of newdamage1
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BSiegs
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich amber in color, mostly opaque. One finger of white head with moderate retention. Aroma is quite nice - malt, sourdough, bread, slight caramel, and earthy/piney hops. Nicely balanced on taste, the sweet malts and hop presence complement each other very well. Pine, spice, earthiness pop more from the hops on taste. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and very smooth. Slightly dry finish. A well done, well balance Amber Ale.

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Photo of Jglaser451
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Malicy501
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raylpendleton
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy amber with a one finger creamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is bready malts, caramel and light piney hops.

T - The taste is caramel malts, brown bread, piney hops and some black tea notes throughout.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel.

O - A nice refreshing amber. The flavors are clean and bright.

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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,119 ratings.
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