allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
bread, amber, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, I love the taste of the amber ale, it is easy to drink legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Pale, cloudy orange; Head was thinish but whats there is dense; Aroma of bread, malt, and grapenuts. Mild first sip- hint of citrus, hint of spice, hint of malt, hint, hint, hint. Liquid biscuit. The perfect session beer? Could be. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Sweet aroma with a hint of marshmallow. Thick, cloudy,copper appearance with tiny bubbles. Fluffy head that dissipates and leaves no acing. Rich flavor with a unique sweetness that is not too cloying. Balanced nicely with a hop spice. Thoroughly enjoyable. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Was a bit generous on 1st set of numbers.
Thin head, gorgeous color, with a smattering of grains and yeast remaining in the bottle. I wowed the in-laws with this over Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the simple clean fruits, slightly hopped, and the quiet background noises of amber malts and a touch of dark grains. I recommend chilled (58 F) and often. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bell’s Amber Ale is what an American Amber Ale, which has range within this broad style, really should be. Lots of beers fall under the amber ale category, and sadly, far too many of them, are boring, middle of the road yawners. Amber Ale really is an American pale ale with some malt brawn. You should get some really good hop aromas and flavors of a pale ale, but you also should get some good sweet malt character to stand up to those hops, much more than in pale ale or IPA. A good American amber ale strikes a balance between hops and malts, giving the beer lover the best of both. Bell’s Amber Ale is a bench mark example of a great American Amber Ale. This beer is brewed with mostly pale malts, but you will also find a good portion of caramel and Munich malts in the grain bill, to give this beer a firm malt back bone.
Bell’s Amber Ale pours to a deep amber color with a thick, dense, creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just bursting with aromas of fresh cirtic hops, sweet and nutty malt, and juicy fruity aromas. The palate is firm with lots of big sweet and caramel malt flavors, some grainy flavor, and a nice back drop of juicy, estery fruit flavors. Bell’s Amber Ale finishes with more of those malty flavors up front, then ends with a slightly cirtic tang that lingers.
This beer is just so fresh, flavorful, and delicious. I could literally drink liters of this stuff, and one could have a session with this beer, as it is only 5.5% abv. Amber Ale is a very food friendly dish, and would work well with a number of dishes. Anything from a big, juicy, NY Strip steak, to grilled bratwurst and saurkraut.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
This is an awesomly thick amber ale with loads of flavor. Agreat traveling beer as it does not need to be fridge-cold to be enjoyable. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This is from memory so it’ll be short. Very nice beer. A good, malty beer that has enough hops to balance it out nicely and keep it from getting too sweet. Definitely worth trying if you see it. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 81, Amber Ale, English Pint; shaker
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.8% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Bound Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33
Aroma: musky, dank, humid, sticky candy. 9 out of 10.
Visuals: tasteful, well designed, natural, bronze, hazy, unfiltered, off white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: maple, cocoa, light bitterness, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, clay, mud, longer malty finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Perhaps the best amber ale I’ve ever had. I would have it again. Reasonable value. Very well crafted. 18 out of 20. drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pretty much the definitiion for an Amber Ale. Poured at about the right temperature for a small to medium, light tan head that soon settled out. Color is a clear honey amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is malt, beer, and a little roast, hop, and fruit. Flavor is similar to nose with just a little sweetness to balance the carbonic tang and slight roast and hop. Body is superb, with excellent carbonation. Finish is like flavor and slowly fades with no off notes. Super easy drinking beer. Skybison (5) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Go to amber ale. Does have Bells yeast unique flavor that lingers in a good way. Clearly intended to be hop mild... It is a Michigan staple. Not to be passed on... It’s exactly what’s meant to be.