Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.7/5 rDev -1.3%
12oz bottle poured on 1-20-12
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
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
Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.