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

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Bell's Scotch Ale
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 4.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: adamette on 10-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 5
Reviews by jmich24:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark shade of amber win an off white head that is several fingers deep. Nose brigs sweet caramel and toffee notes and a bit of spice. Taste is fairly sweet and bready along with a hint of spice. Medium body with a nice smoothness. Drinks well; was glad to try it.

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Photo of bruachan
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy brown brew with only a collar of white to show. i know i shouldn't expect much froth from a scotch ale, but i'd like a little more than this

the aroma is slightly fruity with a slightly more apparent smoke character

flavors are darkfruity and smokey. toffee and a shadow (and no more, really) of chocolate. i think beers of this style and other of those from the UK--when replicated by US brewers--can tend to be underattenuated, which can realy doom a beer's drinkability. but this one is blessedly not too sweet. this has a second benefit of not requiring much bitterness, which always seems out of place in a scotch ale

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of adamette
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Poured from tap at Eccentric Café into a clean, clear glass. I regret that I did not record the ABV for inclusion here. Perhaps some kind BA can update this listing with the correct ABV!

A Dark amber body but translucent. Minimal creamy head 3.5

S Nice scotch ale medium malt and spice presence. 4.0

T/M Great smooth, full scotch ale medium malt, grains tastes that are nicely balanced against muted hops. This is a nice, full scotch ale. 4.0

D Good drinkability as the depth, wonderful bigness of this beer creates enough interest to drink on! 4.0

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Bell's Scotch Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.