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

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Bell's Kal-Haven Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-19-2009)
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-22-2013 03:05:51 | More by XmnwildX12
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-05-2013 21:57:01 | More by tbone1384
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alfie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-06-2013 16:28:09 | More by alfie
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-12-2013 00:24:27 | More by HarmonMW
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-05-2013 21:05:35 | More by Arsenal0328
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Devilman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-27-2013 22:31:42 | More by Devilman
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2013 00:05:48 | More by weonfire
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Lynn

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

04-19-2013 19:56:29 | More by Lynn
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2013 22:05:03 | More by Tucquan
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-03-2013 12:23:12 | More by sjones5045
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-30-2013 21:39:53 | More by DudMan
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shep8821

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-30-2013 06:16:35 | More by shep8821
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2013 13:10:29 | More by jhillwastaken
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-29-2013 01:42:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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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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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-17-2013 00:20:39 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2013 18:48:06 | More by M1A2
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2013 00:36:05 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-23-2013 18:47:04 | More by scott2269
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fear025

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2013 18:12:44 | More by fear025
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zachary80

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-28-2013 20:40:05 | More by zachary80
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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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-18-2013 04:24:22 | More by spycow
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-16-2013 21:55:43 | More by Thorpe429
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elNopalero

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the pun on this—it’s a play on the Kal-Haven Trail that runs across southwest Michigan. The beer is a light tan amber with light foam. I get a earthy funk from the aroma. It’s light but present, like a light onion sliced in the adjoining room… which is the only way I could think of describing it. Nice malt body with a delicate brett note that emerges as it warms. Not bad, but I’d like to see what could happen with some more time on this one. It shows promise and plenty of potential.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2013 07:40:17 | More by elNopalero
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Bell's Kal-Haven Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.