Sparkling Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle # 277/1499. Batch # 11471.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, fruit, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from my growler into a Bell's tulip. It's a beautiful pour. Color is slightly dark orange-yellow with a perfect 2 fingers of head, good retention, and some nice Belgian lacing. Sadly, it's not as sparkling as I would like from this style. The nose has plenty of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Oranges, bananas, cloves, and coriander dominate. There's not much hop character, but that's okay.

Flavor is very traditional. Nice fruity sweet profile with mild malt flavors and just a little peppery note at mid-palate. Fresh bread, oranges, and bananas with a little bit of spice. Finish is warming, but in no way boozy, and has a gentle bitterness. Feel is firm and slightly creamy

Overall, a quality tripel. This is not my favorite style (I prefer dubbels and quads to tripels), but Bell's has made a very enjoyable entry here.

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Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 537 ratings