Bell's Christmas Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes on 12/26/11:
Bottled: 10/26/11; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - Two inch off-white bubbly head with good retention; Slightly hazy and a light amber color; Some lacing left behind
S - Notes of sweet caramel, floral, piney, and orange-like citrus hops
T - Some bitterness hits immediately with some acidic citrus flavor; Lots of floral characteristics step forward from mid-taste to finish with a hint of pine and toffee in the background; An herbal tea-like flavor comes through as well
M - Moderate carbonation; Medium bodied; Somewhat dry finish
O - I thought this beer was pretty solid. It doesn't seem to fit in the typical holiday beer mold without the usual spices in there, and had a unique flavor for sure. That said, the taste still reminded me of Christmastime, even though I cracked this beer open a day late. Overall, I feel this beer is a good option to enjoy in good company.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2012 16:56:56 | More by TechTriumph
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