Bell's Bend Preservation Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Bell's Bend Preservation AleBell's Bend Preservation Ale

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This fresh hop ale bursts with spicy citrus flavors from hops grown locally and picked fresh at Sulphur Creek Farm, with the proceeds benefiting the Beaman Park to Bell's Bend Conservation Corridor.

(Beer added by: sommersb on 10-24-2012)
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Photo of SCanthony
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of MacQ32
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brihon
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of denver10
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours golden orange with a nice frothy white head that leaves great lacing on side of glass. Aroma is spicy, grassy and biscuit. Flavor follows suit. The combination of spicy and grassy hops with the heavy biscuit could be balanced better, or perhaps its missing something to better tie everything together. A creamy, active medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, solid beer but room for improvement. Would drink again, won't seek it out though.

Photo of AlexFields
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rangerred
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass out of a 750 ml bomber.

Pours a clear medium copper with a thick one finger white head. The most impressive thing is the way the head maintains itself on top of the beer the entire time it is in the glass. Rock-solid head retention.

Aroma is very bready with notes of flowers and fresh-cut grass. A touch skunky and soapy in spots but it works well. Smells almost like a European Pale Lager.

The flavor reveals a touch of citrus mixing in with the grass and bread. More euro lager character which I happen to really love. The fresh hops used in this really stand out and bring the grassy and floral notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat soapy and light finishing crisp and clean.

Overall, I love that local hops are used and the unique hop character really makes this beer. Nicely done and the hop terroir makes this interesting.

Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Tilley4
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Trappist77
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of wshell1
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mattsdenney
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bomber into Spieglau IPA glass. Made with locally grown fresh hops (doesn't say what variety).

This beer pours clear with a thick, sticky white head. Light orange in color. Smells of orange peel, citrus, toast, pepper, some pine. Hop flavor starts with mild fruitiness and finishes with a strong earthy taste. Mild hop bitterness, somewhat malty. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit flat, low carbonation. Overall a decent pale ale, not overwhelming in any category but unique in its own way. It's interesting to taste the local hop flavor and I'm glad Yazoo took the initiative to make a beer like this.

Photo of Holland
2.58/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: clear golden colored with a one finger head that leaves nice lacing and a layer of fine bubbles on top. Delicious looking beer.

S: malty, but more in a bread-like way than it is sweet or grainy. Very little hops detected - significantly less excited, but could still be interesting.

T: again very bread-like all the way through. Long aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness in the middle.

M: thicker bodied than most APAs that have graced my lips, but there is plenty of carbonation to lighten the mood a bit. Still seems a bit big for the style.

O: drinkable, but doesn't stand up to others in the style. It's fine to have a bigger bodied APA and make it higher in alcohol, but I want something more interesting than a well-made beer in this style. ABV says 7% on the bottle. Purchased for $5 for a 22 ounce at the brewery.

Photo of TheBishopco
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of beerguy36
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bigjohnn
4.84/5  rDev +37.9%

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Bell's Bend Preservation Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.