Bell's Sparkling Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by NCoastWineBeer:
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my first beer review, so be kind.
This "sparkling" ale is just that. The beer continues to bubble as it sits in my corsendonk snifter. Golden in color with a nice, white head that quickly dissipates. Its crazy how the bubbles continue to flow from the middle of the glass at the bottom to the top. This is the "champagne of beers". Smells like a belgium, sweet, little spice, with a mild alcohol taste (depending on temperature). Definately better than most american versions of a tripel. When you look through the glass, you see so much yeast floating around, maybe thats what keeps it bubbling??? Smooth mouthfeel, decent lacing, all in all a very well crafted, intriguing brew from Bell's that is sure to please. I didnt see any bubbles in this beer when i poured it into a pint glass, so make sure to use the right glass!!!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2007 06:17:43 | More by NCoastWineBeer
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3.24/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 17:32:37 | More by TMoney2591
Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.