Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.23/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
11-29-2013 20:50:39 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.15/5 rDev +10.7%
A- Darker Apple Cider. Minimal head after 5 minutes of pout. Lacing the same. No retention.
S- Very malty, dark fruit. Well done.
T- Down to the T for Dark Strong Ale. Very well done. Dark Fruit, slight molasses.
M- Good M for this style. Smooth, very smooth.
O- I really enjoyed this strong. More than a lot that I have had. Enjoy one
10-19-2013 00:41:59 | More by gueuzedreg
3.91/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
Light carbonation; pretty refreshing at 8.5%.
Overall a solid beer. With the amazing regular offerings by Bell's, this 25th Anniversary Beer seems to be a bit of a let down.
09-14-2013 17:44:09 | More by brian44556
Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.