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

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Bell's Christmas AleBell's Christmas Ale

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1,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 30
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
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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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date on the bottle is 10-15-12

A - Pours out a deep amber color with little particles floating around in this partially see through ale. Produces a two finger off white yellowish head that looks nice and creamy.

S - On the nose it is all bready malts, some mustiness and slight hops. Really, mellow on the nose.

T- Interesting here. Is definitely malt forward on this with some sweetness,ginger bread, lactose, pepper flavor, and some light bittering hops in the finish. Leaves a slight bitterness in the palate that builds while you drink into it, it develops a zesty spice flavor.

M - Nice full bodied fluffy creamy mouth which happens to be well carbonated.

O - Not sure what to make of this beer it is well made and is not off-putting but it is not one I would reach for again. It flavors are a little strange and I am having a hard time placing them. It almost reminds me of a lactose beer I had in the past. Try it your up to something different but do not expect to be blown away. Cheer!

Serving type: bottle

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BATCH 8803

Pours an extremely murky brown. Fingers width of head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. Sediment galore suspended throughout the glass.

Smells of spices and some dark fruit. Not overwhelming malts or hops.

Tastes of the dark fruits as well. Malts come through with a faint twinge of hops.

I've had better from Bell's. Truly not a fan of this one.

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Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.