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

Bell's Amber AleBell's Amber Ale
BA SCORE
69.3%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 3,133 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
Ranking:
#10,065
Reviews:
977
Ratings:
3,133
Liked:
2,171
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
11.98%
Alströms:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
591
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Drank a 12 oz bottle in a goblet outside after a day of Autumn chores.

A = Fairly clear with a deep orange color. TONS of tiny CO2 bubbles. Great head and lacing. Very pretty beer.

S = Minimal. Being an amber, it obviously won't be overly hoppy, but no specific scent came to mind. Just smelled like "beer".

T = Good, but again, no specific taste jumps out. Tastes like "beer".

M = Creamy. No lingering bitterness or anything. Five minutes after finishing it, I can still feel the creaminess.

O = A good drinking beer. Nothing outstanding like their Oberon...just a nice beer to have sitting around on the deck. Bet this would be a good beer to win over Bud/Coors drinkers.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%

This is good, and that coming from a guy not generally into amber ales. It has a great spicy, herbal and buttery bread malt character. Refreshing yet oily from the hops. A whole lot of orange juice in the nose maybe some cloves. There's a little veggie like fresh green herbal notes in both nose and taste. Alcohol is not very noticeable. Medium to light mouthfeel. Really nice drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

9-6-14. (Re-reviewed 8-7-15, bottle dated 7-15-15) Water goblet.

A: Pours a dark amber with 3 fingers sandy head, foamy. Outstanding retention and lacing. Hazy; lots of fine sediment.

S: Sweet, toasty malt; slight esteryness, slight floral hoppiness; blackberries.

T: Slightly sweet arrival, gentle across mid-palate, to a notable, but not quite firm bitterness at the end.

M: Mid-to-lightweight. Ample but not excessive carbonation. Remarkably clean for an amber ale.

O: A supremely approachable ale. Tastes like a light malty pale ale without much citrus. I will buy this again and again as an easy-drinking ale for sure. Less heavy than Censored or Mt. Carmel; less hoppy than Censored, more so than Mt. Carmel. Consider this what the fall is made of.

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3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Sunoco in Lake Placid. Packaged 7/12/14.

A - Nice golden colour, close to an amber-ish. Good carbonation and some bits floating up. One finger of white head on top. Good lace wall and a half finger of retention.

S - Nice maltiness. Toasty and biscuity. Raisins and a small hop note that's barely there.

T - Rich and malty with a bit of a twang. Sweet with biscuit notes and some caramel/toffee. Not much in the way of a hop presence.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a sweet toffee finish. Clean.

O/D - While this is a good amber, it's certainly nothing to write home about, especially given the reputation of the brewery. A decent kick at the can, but lacking in depth and hop character for sure. Not worth seeking out.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 69.3% out of 100 with 3,133 ratings
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