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

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Bell's MercuryBell's Mercury

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80
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 06-27-2014)
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Photo of Kerrie
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gwiedman1
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of argock
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Bottled 12/4/14 on back label. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Lemon yellow, slightly hazy, 1-finger white head with decent retention but minimal to no lacing.

S: Belgian pils malt sweetness with lemon, apple, and pear with fairly aggressive peppery, phenolic yeast note. Hops are not all that prominent, a little herbal touch.

T: A bold flavor despite the lowish ABV with strong pils breadiness, lemon mixed with apple, pear, and apricot, and finished with phenolic peppery yeast esters. Hop bitterness is medium, more than I would have expected from the nose.

M: Solid medium body with high carbonation and dry finish.

O: A very good Belgian pale ale, but really nothing terribly special. Solid all the way though.

Photo of CCutch
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nra818
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mbmiche
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ystazi
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulyB83
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12/04/14 poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pale yellow, like that of a Kolsch but with some yeast haze. Small white head.

S- Lots of grassy Noble hops, bit of lemon, light Belgian yeast.

T- Similar to aroma, lots of grassy hops, like a highly hopped session Belgian IPA even. The yeast character is light, this is not a Quad and doesn't claim to be.

M- Light very sessionable.

O- I really dug this beer, it's not amazing or that complex but it is very refreshing and an interesting offering from a big craft brewer. I liked this one much more than Venus.

Photo of barhoc11
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What is Bell's doing besides putting out below average beer in this Planet Series? This beer has no smell or taste worth note. The only thing I taste is some Belgian yeast and malt, nothing worthwhile. I think I am done with this series

Photo of antoneloc
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a bar manager in southeast michigan and we've just received word that Bell's Mercury has been recalled. Don't know how the general consumer will be going about returning, but we've been instructed to pull all of our stock from the shelves.

tl;dr BELL'S MERCURY IS RECALLED, DON'T DRINK IT.

With that said. I drank 6 of them and thought it was a very good effort, crisp, lively, even refreshing.

Photo of Corriecrafts
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Dated 12/4/14.

A - Cloudy apple juice color with a 1.5 finger white head.Fair retention fades into a thick collar and leaves behind fat webs of lacing.

S - Bubblegum, cloves and some herbs, grass. Hints of lemon zest and spice along with grains and Belgian yeast.

T - Bubblegum with the Belgian yeast and grains. I notice the spice and lemon zest notes that meld with the herbs and grass. Some sweet cracker malt is found in the finish.

M - Smooth, spiced, dry and well carbonated.

O - Pretty decent Belgian style, but nothing like Duvel. It was nice to drink and fans of this style should enjoy it.

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of randylangford
4.44/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think bell's did a great job on this beer. The mouth feel is amazing for the low abv. I could see myself drinking this all summer if it was available.

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Dated 12/4/14. Served in a Bell's snifter 12/22/14.

A- Mostly clear, slightly hazy golden body. One finger white head, nice retention time, good longevity and moderately thick sized collar formation, nice small white film remains on the beer for the most part. Small amounts of lacing.

S- Banana, moderate-heavy cloves presence, mineral, grainy crackers, lemon zest, mild herbal and grassy aromas. The yeast is a big contributor to the flavour here.

F- Banana, less clove presence than in the nose, sweet grainy crackers that contribute similar flavours to unsalted saltines and multigrain crackers right in the middle of the palate, transitioning to a more herbal, grassy bitter finish. Mineral flavours give a nice background flavour to all of this as well.

M- Medium in body, smooth and slightly dry on the backend. Grassy bitterness complemented by mineral flavours on the backend. Very drinkable, nice depth of flavour, good carbonation.

O- A solid and balanced BPA, nothing to write home about. Aroma and flavour is as expected, nothing out of the ordinary.

Final score: 3.56

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnalogErik
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale, so pale! Smell is a bit underwhelming, but the taste is superb for me, not too heavy on the belgian side, but a great balance. The mouthfeel is pretty standard. Overall a strong offering for those like me, that enjoy a belgian, but do not want to be manhandled by the flavor!

Photo of JakeBarnett
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bell's Mercury from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.