5.8% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Pours with a medium off-white head. Burnt orange with plenty of bubbles.
Aroma: Immediate malts, sweet with a hint of hops. Has a yeasty character as well.
Taste: Mildly sweet with a honey-meets-caramel flavor. Slight roast qualities are covered easily by the malt profile and hinted sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy but crisp; a lighter medium body. The head has high retention, leaving a lasting creaminess with each sip.
The fact that Bell’s Amber isn’t overly sweet, yet still contains the best qualities of a traditional amber ale, makes this beer a winner. It’s light enough to throw back a few on a spring day, but Bell’s doesn’t skimp on flavor, per usual. It’s certainly near the top of my list for amber ales, and it should be for anyone looking for balance.