Bell's Christmas Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Megahertz:
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz into a New Belgium Globe. Bottled on 10/15/12, consumed 12/02/12.
A - Clear deep red with a massive, pillowy head and very tight lacing. Beautiful.
S - Surprisingly sweet freshed baked bread with a subtle citrus & resin note in the background.
T - Fresh baked bread, crust and all, with a serious toasted note in the middle. Considerable ale esters - raisin, plum and cinnamon. Hop bitterness is present but very mild, clean and gentle. Medium dry finish. A refined flavor.
M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
O - A very nice ale - distinctly American yet complex. Nothing to do with christmas, but I'll drink it any time, anywhere.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 20:35:00 | More by Megahertz
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3.81/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky amber color with a two inch head. Lacing lingers on the glass. The aroma and the taste of this brew combines of toasted bready malts, slight fruity hop flavors and some spice type flavor. Medium body with some carbonation. Goes down smooth too. A decent ale, but nothing spectacular though.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 16:21:51 | More by ChrisL24481
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with an off-white/khaki-colored head. Good sheets of lacing left behind.
S: Some sort of spiciness over caramel malt. Ginger perhaps?
T: Modest cereal-grainy malt foundation, then some earthy spices: ginger and cinnamon come to mind. Reminds me of a gingerbread cookie, which I guess is appropriate for the style/theme.
M: Light-to-medium in heft with decent carbonation. Thinnish for the style.
O: OK. Nothing offensive about this one, but it doesn't blow me away either.
Serving type: growler
03-06-2014 19:07:27 | More by Kendo
Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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