Le Contrebassiste - Brettanomyces | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.89/5
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20 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: French Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by olradetbalder on 05-20-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
20
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Mantooth
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZRT
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cramerican
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from draught at Firkin on October 22, 2015.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgilks
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mush
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While Bell's "Jazz Series" captures the flavor of the French lowlands is somewhat tepid and gentler fashion than is absolutely authentic, nothing could be further from that, than when the funken earth character of wild yeast is introduced.

Decorated with the rosy, musty and saddle leather of dried citrus and pungent wood decay, the nose is twisted with the fermented scents that captivate and warn the senses. Beneath, the golden ale is the look of honey with a creamy column of foam that floats gently above.

Its relaxed taste is biscuity and malty with caramel and honey. Drying quickly, the ale reveals its sour secrets as the tang of dry zinfindale, cider, lemon, lime, under-ripened berry and crabapple and works to balance the residual bready sweetness.

With its sweetness retreating, the creamy and starchy structure of the beer remains to equip the taste with a medium-light texture. Its finish of light acidity dissects the malt as wafts of earthen burlap and damp basement echo in aftertaste.

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Photo of SGerrard
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Contrebassiste - Brettanomyces from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 20 ratings