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Amber Ale

American Amber Ale

Amber Ale

The beer that helped build our brewery; Bell’s Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness, it’s incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.

 

Alcohol By Volume: 
5.80%
Original Gravity: 
1.06
Shelf Life: 
6 Months

Available Packages

6 pack
12 pack
Draught

Recommended Glassware

Nonic

Food Pairings

The food beer; most cooking processes (grilling, broiling, sauteing and deep frying) create caramelized flavors that pair extremely well with Amber including chicken, seafood, burgers, Jambalaya and spicy cuisine.

Dessert: Poached pears with dulce de leche, banana pound cake or pecan lace cookies

Cheese: Port Salut, Spanish blue and 3-year-old Grafton

Looking for a perfect beer to serve during Thanksgiving dinner? Amber Ale goes really well with turkey and stuffing.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Label history

First brewed as Great Lakes Amber in 1985, our flagship beer featured a series of shorebirds: a seagull, wood duck and a heron. As the brewery grew, the wood duck and seagull labels were phased out and the heron become the sole label for Amber Ale in 1990. 

Eleven years later, a series of paintings were chosen for Amber's packaging featuring Michigan "inspired" landscapes from local Michigan artist, Kathleen Kalinowski. As part of our packaging refresh in 2016, Amber's label and packaging went back to the heron.

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