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Bourbon Barrel Aged Amber Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Amber Ale
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 34.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JDizzle on 07-12-2012)
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
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1.59/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the Eccentric Cafe on 7/21/12

A) Clear, rusty copper with a wooden sheen. Not much head at all; only a tight ring and a few scratches across the top.

S) The aroma is odd: bourbon sweetness without any actually bourbon aromas. Damp oak, watery barrel char, floral hops, corn, steamed veggies and a hint of apple.

T) Ooh, this tastes bad. Aspartame sweetness grates against charred oak and timid whiskey. The barreling is a terrible as the watery, candy caramel and stale earthy hop base beer. The finish is a nasty amalgamation of it all.

M) Very thin body with far too ample carbonation. The feel is the nail in the coffin.

D) I should have know that barreling this piss poor base beer would only make a bigger mess.

Ryan011235, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 12oz pour of this for $3.50 at the Eccentric Cafe at Bell's.
Really excited to come across this rare beer during my travels.

A: pours a cloudy brown with a nice bright white head. Lacing is good. Not even close to the Amber.

S: you get a decent amount of bourbon, oak, and carmel. Pretty obvious it's been in a bourbon barrel. There is a slight fruit aroma when swirled.

T: upfront you get the bourbon, oak, vanilla, and biscuit. Pretty bold for a 6.5% beer. No detection of heat.

M: mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation and creamy for an amber ale.

Bell's did a nice job with this one. This only improves on their flagship Amber Ale.

JDizzle, Jul 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

mothman, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
Bourbon Barrel Aged Amber Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.