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Red Nose ESB - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Red Nose ESB
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very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
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 jdb288:
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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

jdb288, Jan 17, 2014
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Red Nose ESB from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.