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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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BA SCORE
81
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1,489 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: BierFan on 11-06-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,489 | Reviews: 492 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of schinebd
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftBeerSnob
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davemathews68
2.66/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I was hoping for something and got nothing. Nothing of this beer is Christmas. Average at best. This would be good named "Bell's Average Ale". I am not a fan.

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heinutiken
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mooseisloose
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six of this at TW before Xmas, had some on Xmas eve and Xmas, saved one to review, let's give it whirl. Popping the top I get a nice deep zesty caramel waft. Pours to a light root beer color with a thin tan head. On the taste this brew has good mouthfeel, thick but not syrup tick. The taste is a consistent slightly spicy, flatly bitter yet with bits of sweet caramel coming through. Not really dominant in one flavor or another, balanced and contrite. Would have expected a little darker a little spicier for a Christmas beer along the lines of a winter warmer, but its imbibeable.

Photo of MisledTitan
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GCBrewery
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moodyxc9
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krashna11
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Good taste. Reminds me nothing of Christmas.

Photo of target88
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akttr
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DLS168
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nordbier
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThatsStout
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.