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RATINGS: 1406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Light amber color with a lot of haze. Medium head and light fruity aroma. The palate is light and flavor light also. Finish weaker than I expected without the hops bite. My first Bells produdt and I'm underwhelmed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
You want something fairly simple, drinkable, yet complex and delicious? Bell’s Amber Ale is a damn good choice, sir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jobrewmeister (81) - - APR 3, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and honey. Taste us caramel sweetness followed up with some slight citrus bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2001
Good all around beer. A bit sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2003
Perhaps the best amber ale I have ever had. Smooth with a strong carmel flavor that was perfect after a meal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle. A rich copper color. Flavor is full of caramel and citrius with a bit of coffee. A nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2007
Nice cloudy copper pour from the bottle. Good sized head with a high degree of lacing. The sweetness mathces nicely with the maltiness but the carbonation is a little high, I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours a thick and hazy brown in color. Fairly dense white head that evaporated down to a scuzzy layer. Malty nose with a slight evergreen whiff to it. Flavor is a nice solid malt backbone. Kind of an oakiness to it as well. Hops give a slight sprice and evergreen flavor too. Medium to almost full mouthfeel. odd for the setyle but I am really digging it. Nice almost-session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evocatus (72) - USA - DEC 6, 2009
orange-copperish color with a thick head. Aroma has some sweet maltiness to it. Taste is a perfect mix of bitter and sweet. Initially a sweet malt taste with some hints of nuts and caramel, but by the time you finish, the hops kick in so the beer is not overly sweet. Only downside is that the taste could have been a bit stronger. Body was a good thickness. A bit on the expensive side compared to what else was available, but still cheap enough to be an any week beer.


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