1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Sparkling Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

523 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 523
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 523 | Reviews: 364 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ScottyC:
Photo of ScottyC
ScottyC

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Yellowish-orange color with a natural light haze.

Aroma: Citrusy with oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.

Taste: Mild and slightly fruity. Has a tangy little bite at the end which lingers and kind of makes your mouth water. This little bite is the main attraction of the beer. The alcohol does come through in the taste a bit.

Drinkability: That biting aftertaste keeps you coming back for more. Overall very drinkable. However, with a slightly higher alcohol content, you'll be feeling it more after just one than your average beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 00:00:12 | More by ScottyC
More User Reviews:
Photo of Georgiabeer
Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2014 00:09:20 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of oglmcdgl
oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-01-2014 20:50:33 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of tykechandler
tykechandler

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 05:00:21 | More by tykechandler
Photo of moshea
moshea

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-09-2014 23:38:59 | More by moshea
Photo of jadler16
jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-02-2014 16:57:00 | More by jadler16
Photo of Filabee
Filabee

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

04-04-2014 21:56:58 | More by Filabee
Photo of David_G
David_G

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

03-12-2014 16:49:03 | More by David_G
Photo of Disease
Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-07-2014 20:52:53 | More by Disease
Photo of threedaggers
threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-24-2014 03:45:19 | More by threedaggers
Photo of JDizzle
JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-23-2014 00:52:31 | More by JDizzle
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-05-2014 06:30:51 | More by zestar
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-15-2013 14:24:55 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Photo of SeatsTaken
SeatsTaken

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2013 04:53:19 | More by SeatsTaken
Photo of arnold931
arnold931

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-22-2013 03:23:14 | More by arnold931
Photo of FrankHammer
FrankHammer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-21-2013 14:07:13 | More by FrankHammer
Photo of GRBLUE12
GRBLUE12

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-05-2013 16:38:23 | More by GRBLUE12
Photo of KVNBGRY
KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-26-2013 03:17:34 | More by KVNBGRY
Photo of beerhan
beerhan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-22-2013 04:42:33 | More by beerhan
Photo of JamesZ
JamesZ

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

08-08-2013 16:22:32 | More by JamesZ
Photo of kell50
kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-31-2013 16:24:26 | More by kell50
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

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
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2013 13:37:37 | More by duceswild
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-20-2013 18:07:22 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of DRBiser
DRBiser

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-19-2013 11:43:12 | More by DRBiser
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.