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

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Bell's 25th Anniversary AleBell's 25th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

486 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 486
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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz bottle poured on 1-20-12
Batch 9871

A - A very dark orange with a thin light tan head that fades fairly fast.

S - Very sweet and malty. Carmel, toffee, and oranges are all present.

T - Carmel, raisin, and slightly metallic.

D - Lower carbonation, a very heavy body.

O - Old ale that is sweet with a heavy fruity body.

03-17-2012 23:00:13 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +33.3%

03-02-2012 06:33:32 | More by Zachtheporter
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stbo101

Illinois

5/5  rDev +33.3%

02-28-2012 01:32:46 | More by stbo101
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-27-2012 15:43:51 | More by stoutlover1978
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-26-2012 05:00:53 | More by akttr
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bishocr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

02-21-2012 15:07:07 | More by bishocr
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-20-2012 18:45:10 | More by cynical1027
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-19-2012 01:58:00 | More by Tyrawlings
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MapleCity219

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-18-2012 03:36:46 | More by MapleCity219
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Kgristoff

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

02-17-2012 19:38:46 | More by Kgristoff
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Beezee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-17-2012 04:33:27 | More by Beezee
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-16-2012 13:24:57 | More by poopsmitherson
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%

Thanks to wintbs379 for this beer.

A: Pours out a nice caramel color with deep hues of red. There is about one finger of khaki colored head that seems to last forever. There is some great lacing as it drinks.

S: This beer smells sweet and malt, almost like a barleywine, with a touch of spice in the background. I'm getting malt, wheat, bananas, oranges, ginger, and clove. I'm digging it.

T: I get a blast of sweet malt right up front, but that flavor quickly transitions to citrus (orange) and clover. The sweetness never fades, but it becomes more subtle toward the finish. I get some nice spice and fresh cut grass in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. The flavors indulge the palate with quick bursts of ingredients, and all of them simmer slowly into oblivion as it drinks. Nothing is too overpowering or sticky. The sweetness lingers but not for too long.

O: I'm really impressed by this beer. I have been let down by a bunch of Bell's offerings, but I'm very happy with this one. It seems incredibly complicated, with no real definitive style, but that's ok with me. This beer is a winner. Happy 25th!

02-16-2012 01:53:51 | More by trxxpaxxs
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senorscientist

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-30-2012 06:50:33 | More by senorscientist
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-27-2012 04:26:09 | More by Viciousknishs
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-25-2012 01:00:26 | More by bsuedekum
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-22-2012 09:51:19 | More by dprophet
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-16-2012 15:50:20 | More by drummermattie02
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page101

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-16-2012 00:17:26 | More by page101
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-13-2012 05:38:50 | More by mjmadsen21
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

01-10-2012 17:02:04 | More by djrn2
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-09-2012 00:53:42 | More by imperialking
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

01-08-2012 02:30:16 | More by GreyGhost4
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KarlSpackler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-07-2012 03:12:45 | More by KarlSpackler
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

01-05-2012 02:35:24 | More by buddyvelt
Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.