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Le Contrabassiste | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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83
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13 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
113
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
30.83%
 
 
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2
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by corby112 on 06-08-2010

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Photo of bsp77
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Number three (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Bruin

Serving glass: Poured from tap into small goblet.

Appearance: Rich, hazy mahogany with off-white head.

Smell: Plum, toffee, slightly smoky.

Taste: Smoky, sweet caramel and toffee. Some dark fruit and cherry. With the yeast (while present) pushed mostly to the background, this seems more like a Scotch Ale.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, full body, smooth but just a touch cloying.

Drinkability: The strongest in alcohol and flavor of the three Biere de Gardes, but the slightly cloying body means that I prefer Le Pianiste. Still quite good.

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3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap as part of Bells tap takeover at bulldog uptown in mold
A-served in tulip this one has just a hint of filmy tan head. Reddish brown and pretty clear
S-lightly smoked malt, hints of fruity yeast
T-the smoky quality of the malt is there but definitely not overpowering. Some black peppery spiciness, hints of yeast with a long tingly bitter finish
M-high carbonation, medium bodied, bitter with a lingering finish
O-a decent brew but a bit off in its combination of flavor and mouthfeel.

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Le Contrabassiste from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.