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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
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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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-17-2013 00:20:22 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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zachary80

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-30-2012 01:54:48 | More by zachary80
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NSaad23

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-09-2012 12:28:08 | More by NSaad23
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-09-2014 19:18:02 | More by joegard
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml C and C bottle. Bottle number 870 of 1041.
Batch #K10818

A - Pours a clear, dark reddish-orange with a foamy off-white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Pine, grass, subtle yeast.

T - Pine, orange peel, soft spices and some sweet bready tones.

D - Nicely carbonated with soft body.

O - Light, fizzy and highly refreshing. Unique flavors and appealing. I am glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 21:11:17 | More by HuskyinPDX
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elNopalero

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes.

This pours a warming amber-tan color with decent foaming.

The aroma is spicy, earthy, with dry, grassy straw notes.

For a harvest ale this doesn’t “pop” the way I had expected. There’s some straw and earthy-orange citrus flavors, balanced enough of a caramel-malt backbone so that nothing really stands out in the combination.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 04:50:39 | More by elNopalero
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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2012 17:51:43 | More by TastyIsBeer
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2012 01:13:31 | More by denimdemon
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2014 21:10:27 | More by JSOBB
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Nordbier

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-04-2014 21:25:57 | More by Nordbier
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2014 02:54:29 | More by HarmonMW
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip
Bottle #181
Bought at the Bell's General Store

A- Clear dark amber pour with a two finger soapy off white head. Slowly deflates to a thin messy cap leaving chunks of sticky lacing around the rim.

S- Sweet malts up front with a slight citrus and floral hop bouquet. There isn't something that stands out more than the other. There is a digestive cookie presence that works well with everything.

T- Floral hops with a touch of grass. Digestive cookie continues in the taste. It's bitter enough to make me smile yet not kill the palate so you can't enjoy the rest of the beer. Quicky dry, bitter finish.

M- Little lighter than medium bodied. Nice and chewy for a APA and has wonderful carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 23:49:30 | More by korguy123
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Leiting

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-13-2014 16:31:33 | More by Leiting
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-17-2013 16:39:06 | More by PHBoiler
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qwe2323

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-31-2012 19:37:06 | More by qwe2323
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Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-11-2014 00:59:00 | More by Norseman
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2013 18:05:05 | More by DRBiser
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a6ladd


4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2012 20:53:31 | More by a6ladd
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:01:47 | More by Avagadro
Bell's Harvest Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.