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

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Bell's Wedding AleBell's Wedding Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 39
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 06-25-2006)
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-21-2013 21:00:17 | More by DantheMan75
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-16-2013 04:48:02 | More by jegross2
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tommy5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-11-2013 12:29:48 | More by tommy5
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

2.45/5  rDev -35%

750ml bottle, batch 1, bottle 99 of 203. Generously opened by Dustin at our crazy bottleshare last night. Which incidentally, is my bachelor bottleshare as I'm getting married in two weeks. So this review is mainly to acknowledge its symbolism and how generous my BA friends are.

Review #228.

Pours a hazy straw coloured body, actually looks very well carbonated with a nice, effervescent 2cm off-white head that retains quite well. Lacing is very good.

Now basically the rest of this review is going to note that this beer is 2 years old, and is a style that doesn't hold up to cellaring. It smells extremely malty without any of the other adjuncts that are on the label. Same thing for the flavour on this beer- although its rather wheaty, with a little bit of citrus zest in it. There's not a whole lot else to it, its a very unbalanced one at this point due to the pure maltiness. Mouthfeel is pretty medium bodied, a bit thick and resinous. Somewhat dry.

It's not a style meant to be cellared, but we seek these out and drink it on these rare special occasions. Thanks a lot Dustin for hosting this bottle share and bringing this one out of the cellar!

10-07-2013 04:58:46 | More by Stevedore
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -9%

Batch 1 (bottle 99 of 203). Pretty awesome. Thanks for opening this beer Dustin! Also, congrats Stevedore on the marriage thing!

Beer pours straw colored with hues of orange. Cloudy. Small head, but it was a small pour. Extra points for being a badass bottle.

Smell wasn't bad. Smells like a wit beer--malty (adjuncts), generic estery notes, orange, and coriander.

Flavor was fine. Again, very generic and not much to write about. No hop profile at this point. Some orange peel and coriander. Sweetness derived from honey, I guess. It's like a simple wit beer.

MF was actually pretty interesting. Extremely heavy and creamy. Good carb and nice finish.

No one was expecting this to be at all good, but it actually was pretty decent. Bought by Dustin as a cool wedding present. Glad I was able to try such a limited run.

10-06-2013 16:48:55 | More by lunarbrew
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pharts

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-20-2013 17:28:14 | More by pharts
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance: light orangish golden color.

Smell: very bready with a little bit of citrus

Taste: citrusy with bready aftertaste. A slight amount of spice

Mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation.

Overall: It wasn't the best beer I have had but it is an will always be the most meaningful that I have had. I had a bottle on my wedding night on 09/07/13. I received two bottles as a present. I am surprised by the 7.5% ABV. I think the large amount of food from the reception soaked it up well.

09-10-2013 13:19:02 | More by maDUECEgunner
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-07-2013 03:09:32 | More by HumanParaquat
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-07-2013 00:36:04 | More by outoffocus
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-05-2013 10:48:10 | More by JohnnieNepal
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-05-2013 02:59:38 | More by szmnnl99
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-02-2013 02:37:52 | More by mpayne5
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-02-2013 01:53:38 | More by CDubbs75
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-09-2013 19:34:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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JamesZ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2013 16:23:01 | More by JamesZ
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2013 11:01:44 | More by derkfromwi
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2013 22:56:00 | More by BeerOps
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2013 19:43:30 | More by MacStinson
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%

Had on-tap at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

Maybe I was just quickly buzzed from the few samples I had before this one, but I'd've never guessed the ABV on this one. Ever. Not only do I not feel, taste, or smell any alcohol in this, but the overall flavor and mouthfeel of this beer doesn't give me the impression that the ABV would be high at all. Hell, who knows. Maybe Bell's messed up the order of my paddle.

Anyway, enjoyable beer, but I'm not sure if I like or dislike the fact that it drinks the way it does. Wedding Ale has a bright hop nose with some wheat (smells like a light IPA to me, for what it's worth), and the taste and feel is rather mild (which is why I figured this was <5%).

Good stuff. Not my favorite, but I'm still just really surprised that this is 7.5%.

07-08-2013 04:17:19 | More by Alextricity
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c64person

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-05-2013 21:33:31 | More by c64person
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2013 17:30:28 | More by DaPan
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-10-2013 12:02:12 | More by jarrgal
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2013 13:08:11 | More by Fargrow
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2013 18:28:58 | More by vrbulldog22
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-12-2013 00:39:36 | More by HarmonMW
Bell's Wedding Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.