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Bell In Hand Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Bell In Hand Ale
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ZEB89 on 05-31-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Bell in Hand Tavern in Boston, right off the freedom trail. Appeared clear, light amber with very thin lace head. Smelled of light tones of citrus and hops. Had a light sweetness first taste with the citrus, caramel and hops and finished with a bitter tone. Poignant feel, sharp yet smooth. Overall a disappointment given the pomp and circumstance of being the official beer of the "oldest tavern in America". Hopefully this was not the premiere beer back in the day of the founding fathers!

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Good. Pub exclusive. When in Boston must try. Pairs well with the Sam Adams burger.

Bell In Hand Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.