Bell's Christmas Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by StArnoldFest2010:
3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
P: Medium brownish amber with 2 finger head that hung around for awhile
N: Mixed hops, piny accents, malt
T: Based on the nose, you'd think this would be a heavy hopped and pine tasting beer. Not so! The malt, piny accents, and blend of hops balance each other out well. The malt characteristics are the most prevelant in the end though.
M; This was medium bodied with a malty aftertaste. The hops and pine don't stay on the palate that long.
Overall, a good offering. I'd say worth buying a couple 12oz bottles to try out.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2011 17:13:44 | More by StArnoldFest2010
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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
2.25/5 rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A murky amber color with a white head. There’s a hint of some hoppy bitterness, but otherwise there’s not much there in terms of flavor or aroma. Has a smooth watery feel. It's odd that this should be a scotch ale, as it lacks the character of scotch ales that I have had. Also odd to call it a Christmas ale, as it lacks the fruits and/or spices associated with such a holiday brew. Disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 17:56:19 | More by brutusmuktuk
Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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