Bell's Amber

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Type: American Amber/Red Ale
  • Brewed by: Bells Brewery
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: USA - FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, VA, DC, WI
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Light
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.bellsbeer.com
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  • 6.00% 
  • 2058/3686 
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.

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Reviews: 4

  • Aug 12, 2017
    generallee (312)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a packaged on date and an abv of 5.8%.

    Appearance: The body has a dark brownish amber color with a light haze and a creamy tall light tan head on top. It’s head fades slow and makes nice lacing on the glass.

    Smell: I get some sweet maltiness and doughy bready notes. I also pick up a slight orange rind note from the hops.

    Taste / Palate: This one has light and balanced mix of sweet bready maltiness and orange rind like hop bitterness. The feel is fairly light and softly carbonated.
  • Jun 11, 2015
    malvrich (96)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.5
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    Poured from brown bottle into a pilsner glass
    a: a good hazy, rusty orange/gold color. beer is very cold so a gentle pour only yields a small amount of head. minimal lacing and little visible carbonation in the sediment. this is not a clear beer.
    s: slight hops with a spicy bit of sweetness, very subtle smell overall.
    t: mild but upfront hop bite gives way to a sort of fruity sweet malt taste. oranges and pumpkin bread? quite well balanced with nothing stealing the show. extremely refreshing despite the haze and easily sessionable. very tasty beer. i was expecting more alcohol hotness but thankfully it is not noticeable.
    m: soft but full. maybe a little wheaty which i generally don’t care for but is nice here. carbonation is present but very subdued. lingering flavors seem to maintain balance with maybe a bit of hop stickiness dominating the finish. o: my first experience with Bell’s Amber was a good one. nice tasty and well balanced beer will not put off anyone except maybe those freaked out by cloudy appearance. not a favorite but definitely glad I tried it!
  • Jul 13, 2012
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.6
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    [Best served in a Shaker glass]

    The pour was a cloudy medium amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that reduced to a thick film with a large collar and had excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was of a light toasted grain malt, light floral hops and a mildly sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, honey and citrus (orange).

    The taste was quite malty with a nice caramel sweetness from the onset with the finish being lightly hoppy with a slight bitter citrus peel presence and just a touch of honey at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a good light bitter sweet taste left to linger for just a while longer.

    Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a watery yet still slightly creamy texture and a nice mild carbonation.

    Overall a smooth easy to drink brew with a nice light sweetness, that is offset by the mild hoppy bitterness...

    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Nov 2, 2010
    Shrews629 (42)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: craft beer enthusiasts
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    Very nice amber, copper color showing some orange hues. Substantial off white head that hung around for a bit and left a solid amount of lacing. Mostly clear body. Attractive caramel malt pulling its way to the front of the nose. I'm also detecting a bit of a peach smell. Seems to be a bit more fruity in the hops department than most Ambers I have encountered. Nice and well balanced in the nose. Malty at first in the taste, but gives way to the fruit kick. Malt is still the dominating flavor however. A nice stab of the alcohol comes in at the end and brings a bit of the warmth and toastiness. Seems to me to be a little thin on the mouthfeel, but it does finish rather dry and crisp. Coats the throat and tongue delicately. This, all in all, is not a bad little brew. Nice bit of warmth at the end. The beer looks great and is very enticing. I'm glad I gave it a try. It's a brew that I wouldn't have a bit of trouble quaffing for an evening.