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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

524 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 524
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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Reviews by pheurton:
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pheurton

Pennsylvania

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

orange tinted hazy gold in color. big frothy white head. aggresive carbonation machine-guns CO2 to the top. spicy clove and clean biscuty aroma. medium bodied, lively and crisp on the tounge. loads of pale malt flavors with an earthy biscuity undertow. big hit of belgian spiciness (corriander? orange peel?) in the middle followed by an assertive saaz type hop bite. then things get strange. there is a subtle but lingering bitterness that is not really pleasant as you finish your sip. seems weird. i've never tasted this before. sort of brings the beer down a notch. still enjoyable once you get past it. could pass for duvel if things didn't get funky at the end. regardless, a solid american tripel.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 21:59:40 | More by pheurton
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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 524 ratings.