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

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81
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1,309 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,309
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 41
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
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)
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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

When I first started drinking this beer I thought "meh", decent, interesting spice but a little off in the finish. But I continued to drink the beer it smoothed out and I found myself enjoying it. The score kept going up. A beer I think I could drink a few of and enjoy but definitely not outstanding so came in under a 4.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

This brew pours a beautiful brownish/red color with a white, fluffy two finger head and good carbonation.

The smell is sweet malts and floral hops. There are also some fruits and nuts in the smell along with a dank earthy smell contrasting with a sweet wheat like smell.

The taste follows the nose with sweet malts hitting first then floral, spicy hops. There is also a nutty taste followed by light caramel and ending with hop spices.

Overall this is a complex brew with a lot going on. This would be a good beer for a cold day but the low alcohol content keeps it out of the 'winter warmer' class.

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4/5  rDev +12%

I like this one a lot. I was expecting some spicy flavors, but there was little to none. Instead I had a very smooth malty brew with a medium-light body. It reminded me of a malty Pale Ale or maybe an ESB, both of which I like very much. Nicely done.

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Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,309 ratings.