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

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1,433 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,433
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 43
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: BierFan on 11-06-2008)
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Bell's Christmas Ale pours a red-amber color with a finger of head. The aroma is a nice mix of sweet fruits, caramel malts, and a bit of spices. The taste follows this, with a sweet cherry taste and some light spices up front, with a bit of herbal hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, a solid beer. I meant to drink this actually on Christmas, but the whole working at 3 AM the day after Christmas thing put a whole damper to my holiday celebrations.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10/26/11A printed on label. Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. A - Hazy amber color with an off white minimal head. Spotty lacing. S - Sweetness up front with caramel malts and candy aromas. Hint of a floral spice. T - Sweet up front on the taste as well with a minimal hops bitterness. Definitely more sweet malts than hops. M - A moderate carbonation and medium body. A very nice flavorful beer, rather sweet from the malts. Perhaps needs more spice to go with the name.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

unique take on a christmas beer. pours a heavy amber color with an off white head 2 inches high. smells very different, like wine grapes and other acidic fruits. malty and rich. flavors of the grapes are really bold, very unfamiliar territory on my beer palate, but i like it. theres fruit without sweet, which i like a lot. also a very smooth bready malt flavor which balances everything out. mouthfeel is a little heavy for me on this one, especially as it warms. it filled me up, which most beers usually do not. overall though an excellent beer which is apparently quite hard to come by. really different flavor, worth a try for sure.

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Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,433 ratings.