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Bell's Eccentric Ale 2008 (Released 2009) - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Eccentric Ale 2008 (Released 2009)Bell's Eccentric Ale 2008 (Released 2009)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: danielharper on 12-05-2009)
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another beer opened at a recent tasting. This one opened up by kbutler1 towards the end of the night.

Pours brown with light visable when looking through. About half a finger of tan head sits on top, with good retention but lacing is lacking.

The nose is intense, I get nuts and chocolate, spices and malts. Specifically, it's easier to pick out licorice, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey and a nice fruitiness, must be from the Juniper berries. There is a lot going on here and I'm just not sure it all comes together as the brewer intended.

Again, the taste is incredibly spiced, this time nearly covering up the other characters. Sweet malts, honey and cinnamon, and a nice fruitiness. It's definitely unigue and tastes good, but there is just too much spices going on for me in this one. It's clearly one-sided.

Mouthfeel is about medium, with a soft carbonation that promotes a creamy texture. Drinkability is ok, but this one had to be sipped because of the extreme flavors.

Overall, not what I was expecting at all. But then again it's called "Eccentric" ale so why wouldn't it be just a little bit out there. I would like to see what some time does to this.

Note: At the time of the tasting, be it because of the mutliple beers had before hand or the skill of the brewer, but the 10% never showed itself. I was shocked to find out this weighed in at 10% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 04:28:46 | More by Mistofminn
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Bell's Eccentric Ale 2008 (Released 2009) from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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