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

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1,490 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,490
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 161 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 1,490 | Reviews: 492 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CorgiDad
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

A- Amber with ruby highlights. Very light tan head. Dense, decent pad with a little lacing, and satisfactory retention.

S- Nice toasted malt. Bready. Fruity hop character. Dark fruit.

T- Toast comes out with some earthy hop bitterness. Not quite caramel, but some sweetness in there.

M- Medium body, with nice bitterness and a subtle sweetness.

O- Glad this isn't spiced, like most Christmas or Winter beers. Not bad. Mild. Could be a little heavier in body and ABV.

Photo of dannycohen62
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amattocks2
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dana_Campbell
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Way better than spiced beers......great malty holiday flavor. I would highly recommend this beer!

Photo of mta11c
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 1/8/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass thumbprint mug. Packaged on: '10/03/14'.

Pours a hazy burnt-orange in color with close to a 1-finger creamy off-white head with some sheets of lacing seen when sipped. Sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle around the edges. The aroma is of malts for the most part with some spice. Pretty much the same is said for the taste with some hops with a hint of orange also. The finish is slightly dry but not bad. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation for this style of brew. Overall it wasn't bad for a Scottish Ale.

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice light tasting beer for a dark color...also taste some apple cider.

Photo of Shy5
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Not too bad for a scotch ale. Pretty nice malt and not smoky like some in this category.

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

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSJr
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a light brown. Smells nice and is consistent with most Christmas beers. Get a little bit of hops and some sweetness in the smell. Taste the hops (almost has a lemon taste that gives it the bitterness) and they are not overwhelming. Some sweetness that matches the smell. A good holiday beer. Not the best but good.

Photo of RGPeters
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jschwamb
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Mellow Mushroom Phoenix

Photo of Mxsluis
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GearHaiku
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdlb44
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantal
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.