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

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BA SCORE
80
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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 larryarms847
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden yellow with a slight rusty hue and a finger head of bubbly foam.

Tons of black pepper in the nose, not appealing. Some slight funk and clove to note as well, but again not appealing.

Ugh, the black pepper aroma carried over into the sip. Not good. Way too much black pepper/herbal spice and not enough sweet.

Bubbly, spicy, not good.

Overall, Bell's need to re-evaluate this recipe (IMO).

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SO much better than Venus (obviously not as good as Mars) but I love the unfilteredness of the beer. Very solid and although I probably give it more credit than it deserves, for a unique series of beers, might as well enjoy it.

The unfiltered part of the beer makes this beer pretty great!

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barhoc11
2.85/5  rDev -19%
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 juicebox
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbmiche
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deakin
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of docoman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

As most have noted, this was decent Belgian pale ale, but nothing that blew my socks off...

Photo of nra818
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. Pale gold in color and slightly hazy with about a half-finger of frothy white head that fades rather quickly (not uncommon for this style). The nose is floral and spicy with a touch of citrus.

Light body with a sharp herbal flavor. Very little malt sweetness up front. Hops run a little rampant for this style, making the beer very peppery, especially from mid-palate on. A little sweetness comes forward on the finish, but just enough to cut through the hops. None of the biscuity, puff-pastry flavors one gets from Belgian examples. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

Overall, a rather average interpretation of this style. Can't really recommend it when there are so many superior and authentic Belgian examples within easy reach.

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ystazi
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ri0
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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 CCutch
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ultrasrs
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jaybes
2.24/5  rDev -36.4%

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Bell's Mercury from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.