Bell's Christmas Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased a bottle already 18 months old from great beer store on Topsail Island, NC. Was in the cooler and apparently well kept.
Not much to remind me of a Scottish Ale and surely not typical of a Christmas ale. Label says "malt driven," but fairly dry, more like a very well made pale than a Scottish.
Appearance - Burnt orange with some cloudiness with a nice creamy head. That and yeast in the bottom says this is a live beer.
Smell - Orange, citron, pine and malt.
Taste - Full but dry malt balanced with hops bitterness and some dry hop fruit. Lots of subtle esthers carry on to make the taste last.
Mouthfeel - Light but creamy. Despite not getting what I expected from a Bell's Christmas, a highly drinkable and delicious brew. What I have come to expect from Bell.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2012 22:45:12 | More by melitameister
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