Bell's Kal-Haven Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at O'Rourkes in South Bend, served in a Bell's snifter.
Pour: hazy, deep orange, with two fingers of deep creamy head. Some lacing, and the head hangs around as a rim.
Smell: big tropical fruits up front... Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and even a touch of red berries. Fruits carry most of the nose, with just a touch of earthiness from the brett, and a light spiciness from the rye on the finish.
Taste: again, big tropical pineapple, mango, a touch of citrus, and some floral notes sneak in. Lots of earthy brett in the middle, and some breadyness. Rye shine on the back end, with a touch of spice, that cuts through all the other flavors and lingers.
Mouthfeel: rather heavy, but in a good way. Definitely took my time with the glass. Earthyness and rye really builds as it opens up. Finishes with an interesting mix of dryness and a lingering rye taste.
Overall: definitely a delicious and underrrated beer. A great showcase of what brett can do, and the rye adds a nice complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2013 22:16:45 | More by cfrances33
3.59/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Bell's
A - Golden and orange with a slight haze to it.
S - Lemon, grassy, blue cheese funk with a slight vinegar. Reminds me of Orval in the nose
T - Banana with a slight bubble gum. There is also lemon in the middle. The finish is slightly grassy and slightly bitter. There was not as much funk or complexity in the taste as I picked up in the nose.
M - Lots of carbonation that leads to a nice full feeling in the mouth. Slight astringency in the finish that lingers on
O - From the nose, I was hoping this would be a great beer but the flavor and astringency lead to this being only solid. It is nice to see Bell's experimenting with Brett.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2013 04:17:46 | More by jeonseh
Bell's Kal-Haven Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.