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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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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
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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Reviews by mattsdenney:
Photo of mattsdenney
3.3/5  rDev -7%
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.

mattsdenney, Oct 20, 2013
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Tasted On: 10-23-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 10-03-2012
Packaging: 750 ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Yazoo tulip pint
Purchased: Single from the Yazoo taproom

I picked this up as part of Yazoo's celebration of their 9th anniversary -- happy birthday Yazoo!

Pours a rich and clear copper color, capped by a nice off-white head a couple of fingers high. Lots of sticky lace is left in the glass and retention is also very good. The aromas highlight the local hops picked for this fresh-hop ale, with big citrus and pine notes. Smells also include a freshly cut grass presence.

The taste starts with a zesty hop bite, very fresh, but also shows a nice malt backbone as well for balance. The bitterness seems to tone down a bit as the beer warms closer to room temperatures. The mouthfeel is clean and medium in body. Carbonation is in the medium to high range. Finishes dry and hoppy.

Overall this is a splendid fresh-hop ale from Yazoo. I liked the taste, the cause (raising money for local conservation efforts), and the gorgeous label artwork. Well done!

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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.

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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.

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Bell's Bend Preservation Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.