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Red Nose ESB - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Red Nose ESB
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86
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 12-02-2009

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 6
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Appearance: pours a deep and earthy orange color. A finger or just more of an off white head. Strong retention and a serious lacing left behind. Some haziness but not quite opaque.

Smell: strong crystal malt sweetness. Medium hop bite. Some citrus, pine and earth.

Taste: opens up with a slight crystal malt base that is quickly cut away by citrusy to piney hops. Some earthiness and additional toasty malts come by at the end.

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S - Citrus, grapefruit, touch of mild english hops, caramel.

T - Caramel with some sweet hops notes with some fruit and citrus. Pretty well balanced and surprisingly good tasting, given I'm not a huge fan of the style. Nice bitterness on the end.

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A-golden roange in color, slight hop haze with a nice two fingers of head that is a thick white color leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

S-a relatively storng nose of citrus and grapefruit aroma

T-light taste of sweet caramel malt with a hint of roasted malt. it is balanced by a nice bitter citrus hop that takes over the sweet malt that started the flavor of this beer making it well balanced, favoring the fruity hops.

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There’s a slightly piney hop aroma and a chewy, bitterly rich and thick hop flavor on a lightly bodied brew. Finishes piney with some resin. Nice one.

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Red Nose ESB from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.