Bell's Amber Ale

Bell's Amber Ale

Rated 3.427 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bell's Brewery Incorporated

Galesburg, MI, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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smooth hoppy flavor. great maouth feel.. keeps a great head. after taste is quite earthy and grainy. a great start to anyone who hasnt had bells beer

ID: 9070 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank4734
Overall Percentile91.1
Style Rank57 of 1281
Style Percentile95.6
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.450
Weighted Score3.427
Standard Deviation0.367

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    12oz bottle from Total Wine (Scottsdale, AZ) at a forgotten price. Clear amber pour, average white head. Caramel aroma, malty sweetness in the flavour, and a sweetish finish. Decent body. Easy drinking.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cloudy light reddish orange with a minimal tan head. Light sweet citrus and floral notes, hay. Crisp upfront bitterness that quickly fades into a sweeter body then re-emerges in the finish. Slightly watery, light body. Medium finish. High amount of acidity and fair amount of acidity. Well balanced.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Better than your average yellow beer but unlike other revue rivers opinions. I didn't find it to be bitter or hoppy. Pretty thin in as far as I like to dink motor oil but good for a thirsty beer drinker.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark caramel color. Smell is on the malty side. Taste is caramel malts up front, hop bitterness kicking in ay the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Only thing right about the brewers review is the earthy and grainy flavor.If this was my first Bells I would have a hard time trying another.Oh well they can't all be Hopslams.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Got a 4-flight sampler at "Brewgers" in Vero Beach (hamburger place with decent varieties on tap). Only 4 oz. samples of each, so may have to try again in the bottle. Not one of my favorites from Bell. Pretty average, standard amber. I liked their Brown Ale better. Based on this, in no hurry to buy a 6-pack...but will probably sample a single down the road to give another chance.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    wish list cross-off from pfoxyjohn. unfortunately, i was a little underwhelmed by this one. not expecting greatness, but hoping for a favorite or near favorite for the style. pours a murky amber with a nice looking head. flavor is mostly malt, as is the flavor, and just wasn't complex, bright, or hoppy enough to do much for me. not bad, but i've had much better in the style. 1st disappointment from Kalamazoo.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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. 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. 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.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle; Pours a hazed orangey-copper color with a 2 finger sticky cap. Aroma has some roast, some toffee over citrus-floral hopping. Average mouthfeel and body. Flavor profile is pretty much like it’s aroma. Front is roasty-toffee malting balanced with grapefruity resinous bittering, moderate drying finish ends mildly bitter. I’ve always maintained that so-called "amber ale" is a catch all style for brewers to throw their own innovative signature into it. This one, although not bad or cheap in any way, disappoints if for nothing more than its ordinaryness. I expected more from this brewer. On the upside the ale is tasty, balanced, properly conditioned and made for sessioning.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice clear copper amber pour with a medium white head and sporadic lacing. Aromas of sweet and slightly toasted malts, caramel and toffee, earthy hops. Taste is initially slightly sweet with slight caramel then a touch of hops bite.

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