Bell's Boon Companion | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
60.5%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 38 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MDDMD on 02-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
38
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
10.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We all know that hops nudge up against herbal, grassy, and leafy qualities, but the Bell's brewers churn out an American pale ale that celebrates that urge- to overcome its citrusy underpinnings and to promote the vegetation of beer in its bright and radiant form.

Pale copper and with a faint haze, the beer's scent rolls onto the nose with lemon, grapefruit, orange and a grassy and herbal counterpart that radiates soundly to the nose. Its taste is pleasant with caramel, angel-food and an overall graham cracker tone.

The middle palate relinquishes the bulk of its sweetness and allows the citrus and herb to give way to a billowing bitterness of pine, grass, lemon and tea. Its malty backbone plays into the tea-like herbs and citrus hops by giving them an elegant, simple malt taste that rounds the bitterness gracefully.

Finishing clean, verbena-like and bitter, the crisp and refreshing flavors lead to malty-dry textures seamlessly. Spicy of lemongrass, lemon peel and sassafras, the beer's dryness is its redeeming property while the taste tightens and the brisk hop bite takes hold- perfect for American pizza, wings or a whole breadth of American food.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bell's Boon Companion from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 60.5% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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