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Bell's Kal-Haven Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Kal-Haven Ale
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87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-19-2009)
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2012 04:17:49 | More by buschbeer
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-06-2013 16:28:09 | More by alfie
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-03-2013 12:23:12 | More by sjones5045
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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cfrances33

Illinois

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
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Ohio

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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jeonseh

Indiana

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
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Bell's Kal-Haven Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.