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

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Bell's Christmas AleBell's Christmas Ale

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1,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,492
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 45
Gots: 164 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierFan on 11-06-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,492 | Reviews: 493
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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a moderately dark orange, slightly hazy, can see many small particles in the beer. About 2-3 fingers of very light tan head. An average amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 3.5/5
Some slightly sweet malts, floral/herbal/slightly piney hops. Aroma is not really that strong so can't detect much else.

Taste - 4/5
Dark malts with a caramelized sugar feel. A slight cherry fruitiness. Earthy/resinous/herbal slightly piney hops. Interesting and complex flavor, very balanced.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium bodied, average carbonation. Fairly crisp. Maybe a little bit syrupy.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a decent beer. I'm on the fence about whether it's worth buying a 6-pack of (I just got one bottle as part of a build-your-own).

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1980
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwar
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Risenhower
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of derekgw123
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Was expecting more. Not a great Scottish ale.

Photo of Golden32
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice aroma of malt and yeast.
Appearance- An amber colored brew with an off white head
Taste- Toasted malt flavor, not bad at all
Palate- A medium bodied beer with medium carbonation
Overall- A really good ale. I would definitely drink this again.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bosoxbennie
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stermax
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanegatter
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark golden color, very light and smooth taste

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, amber color with two full fingers of white head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer. There’s quite a lot of sediment floating in the beer. Is that normal/intentional?

Aroma: Malty and toasty. Notes of freshly baked bread, dry roasted nuts, brown sugar, clover and hops.

Taste: Interesting. Toasted malt up front, with strong notes of freshly baked and toasted sourdough bread or English muffins. Caramel-like sweetness, followed by some pronounced hops bitterness finishes the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate. Despite the sediment floating in the beer, there’s nor a gritty mouthfeel of partially solid substances.

Overall: This was a very good beer. Great toasted malt flavor balanced well with hops and caramel-like sweetness. I’m a little unsure if the sediment floating in the beer was intentional or not, but it doesn’t affect the flavor or mouthfeel, just the appearance.

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Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,492 ratings.