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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

527 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 32
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from my growler into a Bell's tulip. It's a beautiful pour. Color is slightly dark orange-yellow with a perfect 2 fingers of head, good retention, and some nice Belgian lacing. Sadly, it's not as sparkling as I would like from this style. The nose has plenty of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Oranges, bananas, cloves, and coriander dominate. There's not much hop character, but that's okay.

Flavor is very traditional. Nice fruity sweet profile with mild malt flavors and just a little peppery note at mid-palate. Fresh bread, oranges, and bananas with a little bit of spice. Finish is warming, but in no way boozy, and has a gentle bitterness. Feel is firm and slightly creamy

Overall, a quality tripel. This is not my favorite style (I prefer dubbels and quads to tripels), but Bell's has made a very enjoyable entry here.

deadonhisfeet, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

pathman, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

DmanGTR, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zonker17, Feb 04, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 750 bottle
Glass: Snifter
From: Bell's General Store
Price: $13

Appearance: deep yellow not quite clear. some sediment floating. slightly off-white head, about a finger that slowly fades to almost nothing.

Smell: Honey, citrus, florals, slightly fruit. Smells wonderful

Taste: pretty similar to the nose, honey, citrus, florals with a touch of fruit. followed up by a bitter slight hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: fairly light and smooth. has a crispness to it and slightly warming sensation. leaves mouth dry and wanting another drink

Overall: I have been searching for this beer for quite some time and was expecting a lot from it. It did not disappoint. I am glad that I found it at Bell's. Very good in every aspect and pretty close to a perfect american tripel.

SportsandJorts, Jan 21, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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elNopalero, Jan 20, 2013
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Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.