1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Christmas AleBell's Christmas Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

1,195 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,195
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 30
Gots: 57 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BierFan on 11-06-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,195 | Reviews: 461 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AdamBear:
Photo of AdamBear
AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-dark orange gold with a nice frothy light cream colored head. good lacing.

S-smells like barley and hops...a lot like how beer smells before the yeast is added. might have a hint of baking spices to it. not a very well defined scent. seems scattered...can't put my nose on exactly whats going on. not terrible though. decent strength

T-comes in tasting surprisingly how it smells. i've tasted wort once, what the beer is after the boil before the yeast is added. this beer tastes closer to that than any drink i've ever had. its a definitely not a bad taste. it might lack a lot of flavor, maybe doesn't taste quite right, but it definitely tastes like a real and authentic beer. the grains and hops taste so raw, not flavorful at all as they often are, and maybe often exaggerated too as well. this just tastes like a grunting blue collar beer. the after-taste has a good amount of bitterness to it.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-its an interesting beer. its not as glamorous as the typical christmas beer. this is much more raw. as much as i appreciate the authentic approach, its a boring beer. there isn't much here at all. i'm not even sure what kind of beer its supposed to be, it definitely doesn't resemble a scotch ale...i'm not sure who decided that was this style. something i won't get again. skip it. i expect more from Bells.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 02:43:37 | More by AdamBear
More User Reviews:
Photo of Will_Rivera
Will_Rivera

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

07-25-2014 08:08:05 | More by Will_Rivera
Photo of Fahrn13
Fahrn13


4/5  rDev +12%

07-21-2014 01:29:50 | More by Fahrn13
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-20-2014 13:56:06 | More by Howlader
Photo of AnthonyD12
AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2014 00:07:19 | More by AnthonyD12
Photo of Desimoaj
Desimoaj


3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2014 18:49:38 | More by Desimoaj
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-14-2014 20:40:07 | More by _morandi_
Photo of Ricklikesmibeer
Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -37%

07-11-2014 10:13:57 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
Photo of kilopaparomeo
kilopaparomeo


3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-09-2014 02:15:25 | More by kilopaparomeo
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-06-2014 22:04:58 | More by KAF
Photo of nate-henry
nate-henry

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16%

07-06-2014 08:01:33 | More by nate-henry
Photo of tjcamm
tjcamm

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-05-2014 13:41:44 | More by tjcamm
Photo of ffshore545
ffshore545

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2014 16:32:11 | More by ffshore545
Photo of oglmcdgl
oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-01-2014 20:35:28 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of hiker1701a
hiker1701a

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

06-30-2014 23:29:38 | More by hiker1701a
Photo of 319Hawksfan
319Hawksfan


4/5  rDev +12%

06-30-2014 02:29:35 | More by 319Hawksfan
Photo of vwbus7
vwbus7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

06-26-2014 04:16:54 | More by vwbus7
Photo of midlifec
midlifec

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2014 22:19:20 | More by midlifec
Photo of Jasonchair
Jasonchair

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16%

06-23-2014 22:26:53 | More by Jasonchair
Photo of treeslothguy
treeslothguy

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16%

06-21-2014 22:47:06 | More by treeslothguy
Photo of cbuckl14
cbuckl14

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-18-2014 22:32:04 | More by cbuckl14
Photo of zachraymer
zachraymer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-18-2014 15:59:11 | More by zachraymer
Photo of arlingtonjoe
arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

06-15-2014 16:20:28 | More by arlingtonjoe
Photo of DrBobPierce
DrBobPierce

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44%

06-14-2014 02:59:58 | More by DrBobPierce
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

06-13-2014 21:11:55 | More by wrightst
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.