Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

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

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
44.5%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of k47k
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Zaphog
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docrock
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of McBAINx
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

 1,167 characters

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Slay40
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +4.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Bell's Boon Companion from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.82 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe