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Red Nose ESB - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Red Nose ESB
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BA SCORE
87
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 12-02-2009)
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Reviews by elNopalero:
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Had this at the Eccentric Café over the holidays.

This pours a nice white foam with a hint of amber red tint, like Rudolph’s nose?

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.

01-16-2013 07:25:55 | More by elNopalero
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2014 22:11:00 | More by DanGeo
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-29-2012 12:18:16 | More by beergorrilla
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2014 19:36:58 | More by MooseBoose
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-07-2013 02:10:22 | More by buschbeer
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2012 03:15:26 | More by Zaphog
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-06-2013 06:58:44 | More by Cramerican
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Kerne

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-11-2014 23:51:40 | More by Kerne
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Lelampp

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-06-2013 02:53:44 | More by Lelampp
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

A - Orangish colored beer that was a touch cloudy having a small white head. Left some stick on the sides.

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.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - A very solid and good beer, would recommend trying.

04-04-2011 00:09:33 | More by AgentZero
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-17-2013 00:23:41 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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MajorBear

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-18-2014 14:54:54 | More by MajorBear
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-16-2013 19:28:34 | More by superdoopersauce
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

I got this on Saturday 11/28/09 at the Eccetric Cafe at Bell's. I didn't think it was something new but I had it and it was good!

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.

M-very slick on the back of the throat, smooth texture and a fair amount of carbonation on the back of the throat.

D-very smooth and slick with a nice balanced taste that flavors hops, which fits me just right!

12-02-2009 01:37:59 | More by cpetrone84
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-30-2013 22:22:39 | More by PaulyB83
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Holland

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-02-2013 00:56:10 | More by Holland
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Filabee

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Served on tap at the Eccentric Cafe, 12oz. pour.

Looks pretty red to me. Reddish copper really, looks super interesting, almost like an amber or red. Not much head or lacing, very light grey in color, but some. What attracts me to this beer is the color, for sure.

Smell should be more prominent. Caramel and pine notes, but too light. A bit more and this has real potential.

Not quite the same deal with the taste. It's very good, but I feel like it's a bit thin. I enjoy the balance. Not very sweet, which is good in this case. EDIT: changes all the time, dry finish but PINE flavor is unforgettable.

Liking the feel of this. Bitter hops, pine and resin, also very dry.

Overall this beer is really really unique, and I really like it. Having a hard time deciding how to rate this. I wanna say right around a 4. It opens up quite a bit as I drink. I say try it. Cheers.

01-06-2013 02:00:21 | More by rodlavers
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jdb288

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%

Draft at Bells.

Amber with no head. Aroma is pine and funk. Is this what they mean by "dank"? I got a little of that here.

Taste is tart lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop finish. Nice and refreshing for this style. I would come back for more of this one.

01-17-2014 20:07:20 | More by jdb288
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kyle86

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2013 14:01:41 | More by kyle86
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California

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Ohio

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Red Nose ESB from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.