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Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 07-28-2010)
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Reviews by SuperNova777:
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SuperNova777

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50th review!! Doin It

A:Pours a see thru amberish color with a finger worth of head that falls pretty
quick, decent lacing down the glass

S:Very solid aroma coming off the top with some vanilla,molases,and caramlized malts
Interesting and inviting

T:First up front not much but then right in the middle a sweet malt and toffee, almost candy sweet, comes thru followed up with a nice tingle of hops on the backburner

M:Body was solid with good carbonation, palate was left a little sticky and moist

D:All in all another nice addition to the Bells family and I' am glad I got a chance
to enjoy it. Easy drink for the ABV, interesting taste, and enjoyable. Try if you get the chance. Next up Batch 10000

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 04:54:52 | More by SuperNova777
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Appearance - this was by far the most appealing part of this beer! rich frothy white head with beautiful lacing. light caramel color to the beer.

Smell - roasted malts for sure and a slight bitterness at the end.

Taste - lots and lots and lots of malts! Malt bomb.

Mouth feel - even with how malty this guy was it was very easy to drink.

Overall - maybe I should not have sat on this beer trade as long as I did. While very easy to drink, it was not my favorite Bell's beer.

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O- I really enjoyed this strong. More than a lot that I have had. Enjoy one

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This is the last of my 6 pack and it has been sitting on my basement shelf for 3 years now. I wish I had some notes on the other 5, but can't recall how they were.

Pours a dark, copper with a small thin head after an aggressive pour. The head floats on top of the beer for a good few drinks. Beautiful lacing sticks to the sides with each drink.

Very sweet, complex smell. Hints of raisans, plums, molasses, and caramel. A lot going on there. Different smells come through as the beer warms up.

Great tasting beer. Very sweet, I would almost classify this as a barleywine. Lots of complex malts there. Bread, earth, and dark fruits. Get a small taste of aged English hops. Still a small taste of alcohol.

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Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.