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Le Pianiste - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Le Pianiste
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BA SCORE
83
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 04-11-2010)
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-05-2013 17:46:40 | More by pukahi91
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-24-2014 03:55:20 | More by KevMo84
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep orange with a brownish hint. A finger or so of a tannish head that fades slowly and leaves a lacing. Pretty much opaque.

Smell: very strong pilsner malt. Belgian yeast and some fruitiness.

Taste: opens with strong pilsner malts. Fairly sweet. Belgian yeast and some fruitiness.
Some earthy hops too

Mouthfeel: medium body. A little dry.

Overall: probably the middle of the series. A decent biere de garde but nothing too great.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2014 23:14:24 | More by SportsandJorts
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-12-2014 15:58:48 | More by JohnnieNepal
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-13-2014 00:35:33 | More by edhizdeid
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-04-2014 18:19:10 | More by tommy5
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2014 20:59:48 | More by Hopstout
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-13-2014 22:01:42 | More by astronautjones
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-18-2013 22:39:54 | More by fellowrs
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wedge

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

@ Beer Study

Foggy autumnal orange color with nearly no head. Aromas of sweet caramel, yeast, apple, and some mild spicy and leafy notes. Flavor is more appealing and harmonious...biscuit malt sweetness, light spice, pale fruitiness, nuts, and some toasty bread in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and dryish. Pretty tasty overall.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 15:10:27 | More by wedge
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2013 03:10:23 | More by KevinGordon
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2013 17:36:42 | More by Axnjxn
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-26-2013 16:46:12 | More by mrebeka
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-07-2013 12:38:32 | More by FrankHammer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark golden amber/copper color with a half finger white head that quickly settles into a very thin ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with peppery spice, grassy hops, faint farmhouse funk and sweet malt.  Some pepper and resinous hops along with a very subtle barnyard farmhouse character.  This is followed by sweet malt flavors of red fruits, caramel and toffee.  The nose is blander than expected and feels more like a biere de garde than a dark saison/farmhouse.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with peppery spice and an earthy presence that lingers over the floral notes, hop bitterness, light fruit and malt backbone into a slightly dry finish.  Subtle musty/funky farmhouse character along with pepper and clove.  Light malt notes of bread and biscuit followed by sweeter dark fruit notes, notably red apple and dark berries.  Complex, full bodied, well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2013 05:58:48 | More by corby112
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-22-2013 22:56:19 | More by bmoney
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-13-2013 14:10:02 | More by Herky21
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brbrocc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-02-2013 16:58:44 | More by brbrocc
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-31-2013 21:03:43 | More by Sparty55
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

tap blue dust. Pour is golden amber with a frothy off white head. Nose has a nice grain up front, lightly toasted bread with good malt depth. golden fruits bright behind, nice apricot and lemon notes. Taste has more grain, light spice to it, bread lingers a touch on the lemon and golden fruits and raisins. Body is light, airy, well carbonated, crisp and dry.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Le Pianiste from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.