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

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3.84/5
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3,200 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,111
Reviews:
995
Ratings:
3,200
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
169
Gots:
621
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,200 |  Reviews: 995
Photo of jet812
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BishopJ
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow! I'm a huge fan of English bitters such as John Smith's and Burton Ale. This Amber Ale takes me right back to pubs in Leeds or Newcastle! Just superior and rare to find in a US brewer.

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Photo of SociableJimmy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dawardster
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of avisong
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DupaJas
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtw21
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber with a white head. Smells of caramel, light hops, and malt. Tastes of sweet caramel, sweet malt, and slightly bitter hops. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a very good amber.

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Photo of AColtonOfBeer
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azazyl420
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good beer is a good beer, snobs may rate low. But, A good beer is a good beer, and this is that.

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Photo of undomiel
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at Commissary in DC. Loved it.

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Photo of jkblr
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 6/9/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours a bit hazy with some small floated. It's amber (duh) in color with light khaki colored head that recedes to a thin cap with some lacing. The aroma is caramel centered and not overpowering. The flavor is more caramel with an earthy, slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and a little chalky. The finish is mostly dry. Overall, ok. This beer lists a 6 month shelf life and doesn't state it's unpasteurized as some of their IPA's do. It's drinkable, but not the quality I expect from Bell's.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow i'm surprised this beer is rated so low. I loved it, one of the best amber ales I've ever had...maybe even the best. I'll be buying it again next time I see it.

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Photo of animal69
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HarrisonHartsough
4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nater919
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful beer with a slightly metalic and carbonated taste. Good heft to the flavor but wanted more. Will drink again to see if this review changes

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Photo of kwlightner
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3,200 ratings