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Bell's Venus - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
77
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 06-27-2014)
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Photo of GRPunk
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- 1-finger, off-white head drops to a light film. Golden-orange body is a little hazy at first. Moderate carbonation. It clears after sitting for a couple minutes.

S- Definte fruity aroma (I assume it's the apricot). Very much on the sweet side, like an herbal tea with a solid squeeze of honey. Not overly aromatic. Warmth amps up the scent and pulls out the vanilla.

T- Whoa! The apricot flavor is puckeringly tart. Honey sweetness tris to keep up, but is rather lost. Another sip and the tartness settles down a bit. Like the aroma, I get more with warmth (vanilla and a little black pepper).

M- Medium body and carbonation. Rather dry.

O- I don't know. At first I thought it was way too tart, and would be a chore to finish. Some warmth brings out complexity and makes for a more enjoyable beer. From a geeky standpoint, I'm glad I had it and can continue the "Planets" series. However, I wouldn't seek out any extras on this one.

GRPunk, Sunday at 11:14 PM
Photo of dar482
2.89/5  rDev -13%

A really strange brew that offers lots of spice of cardamom and apricot fruity qualities, onto a spicy yeast quality. However, it's strange that this does not work out like a Belgian tripel or strong pale with adjuncts.

Instead, the beer is boozy and unbalanced. The spice overpowers. Just a messy brew in general.

dar482, 40 minutes ago
Photo of andrewjraab
2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A pours a copper gold with orange back tint. Smells predominantly of ginger and fruit. Crazy mix of flavors that just don't meld together - ginger, fruity, some spice, vanilla. Sour and tart aftertaste.

Overall, disappointed in this brew - just too many different flavors and they just don't mix. Glad I only purchased a single.

andrewjraab, Today at 03:06 AM
Photo of Cfunkmi
1/5  rDev -69.9%

This was quite possibly the worst beer I have ever tasted. These flavors do not meld. Bell's struck out with this. Barely could get through the glass.

Cfunkmi, Today at 03:02 AM
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Tastes like a vanilla/apricot brandy. Next to no hop flavor that I get. Full of flavor and lightly carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Bell's Venus from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.