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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Bell's Poolside Ale

Pooltime Ale is a refreshing Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale with light clove notes. The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and bright counterpoint to the other flavors, enhancing Pooltime’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer activities.

Original Gravity: 1.05

Added by shivtim on 05-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,805
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
299
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.03/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint

Pours a pale yellow color with a one-finger foamy white head that has decent retention. Smells of toasted wheat, coriander and citrus peel. Tastes of toasted wheat with spicy coriander and orange, finishes with a light hit of sweet cherry juice. Medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. As advertised, an easy drinking pool time beer.

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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very hazy golden color with a 1/2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is very good as is lacing. Aroma of wheat and cherries and a mild tartness. Big cherry taste, almost medicinal. Definite clove. Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of cherries, citrus. Taste is cherries, lots of spices not detected in the aroma, light citrus and wheat. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden amber color with a medium white head. Has a very fruity smell with hint of wheat. Has a fruity cherry and lemon taste with a malt finish.

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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
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3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy amber. Thick, tall, off white head fades slowly with lacing.

Smells wheat, Malt, light yeast funk, lemon, citrus and light cherry.

Tastes bready malt, Belgian sugar, medicinal cherry, hint of lemony tartness and citrus peel. Finish is semi dry with a yeasty and citrus peel linger. Medium body and smooth lower carbonation.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.79/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Pooltime Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 299 ratings