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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

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of jdb288
3.44/5  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.

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of zacky_U
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Mouthfeel: crystal sweetness lingers a bit and mixes with some lingering bitterness. Light body and slight refreshing qualities.

Overall: a solid esb but doesn't quite pull all the way away from the crowd for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Red Nose ESB from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.