L'appel Du Vide - Dry-Hopped | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.82/5
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17 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 12-03-2015

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#23,880
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
pDev:
8.38%
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of HardyA
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When you release a beer into the wild, you never know what the wild is going to give you back. And with this highly sessionable, quaffable, light ale, the wild comes calling, peaking through the fruitiness of dry hops and an overall Belgique character.

L'Appel du Vide (Dry Hopped) pours with a pale golden color, slightly bronze and with a foamy white cap. Spicy aromas tease the nose with peppercorn, citrus peel and an overall musty wine scent. Light sweetness skirts the tongue with a rich breadiness of whole wheat, pastry dough and straight cereal.

But that sweetness is short as the bubbly action and piquant acidity erases the sweetness effortlessly. Fruit flavors are sharp, citrusy and herbal with tangy orange peel, grapefruit peel, lime peel and dried tropical rinds. But the yeast spices steal the show with a prickle of fresh cracked peppercorn, paradise seed, and a firey, off-smoky horseradish-like zip. Dry cider, white wine and gooseberry add a firm acidity that cleans up the peppery, fruity flavors.

Light bodied, dry and playfully sour, the beer is effortless on the palate as a premiere thirst quencher. But a quick finish of funk, fruit and spice is oddly outlasted by the overwhelming aftertaste of Captain Crunch cereal. I kid you not.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good pale yellow color. Moderate tart note mixing well with bitter grassy dry hop in the nose. Taste is the same but slightly more bitter. Body is light and a nice dry finish. Good acidity from the tart. Very drinkable.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shivtim
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L'appel Du Vide - Dry-Hopped from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 17 ratings