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Bell's Harvest Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Once a year we scour the climbing vines of the local hopyards for the perfect hops to brew our Harvest Ale. Using only Michigan-grown hops, this amber-colored brew finds the delicate balance between hops and malt. It offers a full and robust flavor, yet still manages to be light on the tongue.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 01-30-2012)
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Reviews by Avagadro:
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Picked this bottle up from the brewery gift shop in December. Marked as bottle no. 596 of 1041, and batch K10818.

A: This beer boasts a copper-tinted amber color, with great clarity. It is a little lacking in the head and lacing departments, but looks appetizing nonetheless.

S: Aroma is delicate, and well-rounded, with several resinous and citrus notes present.

T: Light and dry; toasty maltiness upfront, resinous bitter hops in the middle, and fruity citrus in the finish. Very light, yet full of flavor.

M: Light in body, and clean in texture. The carbonation is spot-on, providing just enough effervescence to round out the otherwise light body.

O: A very well made APA, and one that I am quite fortunate to have found. I doubt many other bottles will be available, but it should still be available at the pub on-tap. Definitely worth trying.

01-30-2012 01:01:47 | More by Avagadro
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-19-2014 12:00:50 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Bottle 745 of 1041; Chalkboard in the Eccentric Cafe lists the draft version at 5.7% abv. I assume this is the same batch.

A - Pours a nice reddish orange with one and a half fingers of dense tan head. Head has great retention and coats the glass i lacing.

S - Aroma is quite floral, with some sweet citrus, herbal notes, some biscuit and toasted malts and a hint of spiciness.

T - Initial sweet citrus yields to a lightly resinous hop bitterness. Nice combination of malts and hops. Finish is dry hop bitterness, slightly herbal. Very well balanced and enjoyable taste.

M - Medium mouthfeel that is very creamy. A bit of dry lingering bitterness. Just enough carbonation, but definitely on the low side.

O - Very enjoyable, well-balanced APA. Would love to see this become an annual release in bottles.

02-11-2012 18:36:16 | More by warnerry
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

2012 edition, received in May drunk in June. Expecting big hops, green and fresh. Rather subdued, pale ale describes it. Very good drinkability. Lighter coloured body, good retaned head. Hop aromas there and good, minty. Medium mouthfeel.Bottle from steven.

07-01-2012 06:04:17 | More by Sammy
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-18-2012 16:01:20 | More by danp14
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-11-2012 03:07:48 | More by xxcarpxx
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-21-2014 00:24:05 | More by GRG1313
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TheMonk41

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-06-2012 01:41:14 | More by TheMonk41
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-23-2014 16:42:53 | More by KCBeerNerd
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CPditka

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-26-2012 02:47:16 | More by CPditka
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-27-2014 18:39:43 | More by Rob315
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-06-2013 23:53:14 | More by mendvicdog
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-14-2012 03:12:57 | More by Zaphog
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Gfunk

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-06-2014 15:44:11 | More by Gfunk
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-29-2013 13:11:21 | More by jhillwastaken
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aasher

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2012 15:05:09 | More by aasher
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Jens_Hauser

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-30-2014 08:00:26 | More by Jens_Hauser
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-31-2012 13:25:36 | More by atone315
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

On tap at Bell's on April 27, 2012. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice golden color that is quite clear with a good white head and a bit of foam. The nose carries a bit of spice and quite a bit of European hops. This smells like an IPA with all European hops. Spice, earth, and herbal qualities coming through. The flavor is very similar. Over-the-top spicy in some ways. I think this would have been better scaled back given the delicacy of some of the hops that seem to be involved. Body is light-medium with a dry bitterness through the finish. Not a huge fan, unfortunately.

05-15-2012 17:05:46 | More by Thorpe429
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-24-2014 03:40:11 | More by threedaggers
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-12-2013 18:34:19 | More by MCain04
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +10.6%

Appearance: a deep orange/reddish color. a small off white head that faded to just about nothing. pretty good clarity

Smell: fruity, lemons mostly, floral hops, sweet but not over sweet malts.

Taste: the floral hops come in very weakly, leaving room for strong michigan malts that are mostly sweet and intermingle nicely with light citrusy hops and fruity yeast

Mouthfeel: from the taste i'd expect something very refreshing. this came in quite bitter. other than that a good drinkable feel

Overall: this was a good and tasty beer. i expected a little bit more hops but i enjoyed the balance

05-03-2013 02:02:00 | More by SportsandJorts
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-22-2013 23:06:01 | More by JDizzle
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2014 01:56:02 | More by Docrock
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jdavolos88


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-03-2013 21:41:44 | More by jdavolos88
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Bell's Harvest Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.