Bell's Sparkling Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Thur123:
3.43/5 rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a yellow golden color with a minimal amount of head that does not stick around but does leave a thin white ring on the edges. There is a slight haze due to some yeast but it's a very light haziness. The smell is Belgian funk and sour bread, with a mellow banana tone that's present throughout. I also get something a little like fish or specifically fish scale, but I'm not certain.
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The primary flavor I get is banana bread with a certain sour element, like it's slightly moldy. There is a creamy aspect to the flavor as well that goes nicely with the banana, but the body IMO is too thin for this style. And overall I feel as if this has good flavors but not enough to carry this through to being a great triple, although it's a good introduction...and they do call it an American Triple.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2009 02:17:47 | More by Thur123
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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 524 ratings.