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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

526 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 526
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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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-28-2013 07:04:19 | More by beernads
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

03-27-2013 05:11:26 | More by Jamison85
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2013 02:20:40 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-16-2013 02:39:53 | More by nickfl
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-13-2013 21:21:59 | More by wmobley
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-12-2013 16:25:18 | More by Zachtheporter
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-02-2013 15:15:00 | More by ebenicr
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-02-2013 00:41:38 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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brewtus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-28-2013 00:10:23 | More by brewtus
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Brian15

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-22-2013 03:46:31 | More by Brian15
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-20-2013 22:22:50 | More by THECPJ
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matjack85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-11-2013 22:14:19 | More by matjack85
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2013 22:54:38 | More by deadonhisfeet
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

02-07-2013 21:42:50 | More by pathman
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-05-2013 18:43:51 | More by DmanGTR
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-04-2013 23:36:44 | More by zonker17
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 20:18:36 | More by SportsandJorts
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elNopalero

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a cloudy golden straw color with a tight foam cap. The aroma is nicely spiced with yeasty esters. It’s floral with honey notes, along with some orange peel and coriander. The flavor has a light yet pleasing bitterness. I get orange peel coriander, yeasty esters and a light funk which I imagine might emerge as it develops in the bottle or over time. The effervescence keeps the flavors lively. This is by now a common style but under Bell’s craft it just stands shoulders above the majority. Good stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 09:56:29 | More by elNopalero
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-18-2013 04:33:45 | More by spycow
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

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Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.