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

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3,118 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

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Really good example of how an understated style can be complex and surprising. Great session ale.

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Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Had an awesome floral aroma with a follow on of a sweet yeast scent. Appearance- The color was an off orange color with a small head. Taste- Excellent flavor, Medium bodied with a sweet initial flavor followed by a slight bitter finish Palate- Great on the tongue slightly thick texture with light carbonation. Overall- An excellent beer, Bell’s has done it again.

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Bell's Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,118 ratings.
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