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Bell's Sparkling Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Sparkling Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

526 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 31
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a white frothy head. Cloudy, pale appearance. Fresh hop aroma. Maybe candi sugar aroma? The aroma reminds me a bit of some of the better Belgian beers that I've had (like De Dolle Stille Nacht). Very slight alcohol taste. Not as much as you'd expect from a 10+ % beer. There is a sour taste present similar to Belgian Beers also. There's a hoppy taste, but this beer is not bitter like an IPA. Pretty easy drinking for 10+ % alcohol. Kalamazoo website describes this beer as a tripple pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2002 23:52:26 | More by Bighuge
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Served in a Dogfish shaped pint glass.

Like fine champagne... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset golden-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light banana peel, light green apple skin, and a touch of spicy yeast. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit and a less-spicy version of the yeast taking full control. Every now and again, some chlorophyll-laden flowers peek their heads in to make sure things are going okay. What diligent babysitters (he says sarcastically). The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, not all that reflective of a tripel, nor all that sparkling. It's not a bad beer, but one I just don't see drinking all that much of in the future.

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Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.