Christmas Ale (2017-) | 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: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditional Scotch Ale is rich and malty with notes of caramel and a warm finish. Certain to make any occasion festive, or at least a bit more bearable. Enjoy with the company of friends and family.

Added by BierFan on 11-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,491
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
1,757
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,757 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of jbundang9
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had to try this over the holidays. A nice looking beer but not strong smelling. Taste is a little malty and I sense th toffee or caramel. Overall not my favorite but good for the season. Nice night time drink that got better as it warmed.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber / toffee brown color, medium fluffy cap. Aroma isn't exactly robust but fine, has the expected caramel malt, a little raisin, warm bread you get in wee heavys. Taste is traditional, checks all the boxes, not adventurous or fixing the wheel but good - scotch malt, darker fruit (fig, date, etc), rum cask, whisper of hops on the finish.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jim67
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice caramel colored head, smooth and balanced. Hints of caramel.

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Photo of Mjohemi
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer gets better the more I have it. Smokey, malty, hints of oak, syrupy. The flavors get better the warmer it is. Proper tasting for this beer is like a good stout, just above room temperature. Another nice offering from Bell's.

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Photo of DuaneL
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, but not worth hunting down.

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Photo of skywizzard
2.79/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grittly
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, reddish brown color with an off-white head about a finger thick, leaves a little lacing and some clinging to the glass. Smell is minimal, toasted malts, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste is a little muddled. Toasted malts, toffee, pine, burnt sugar, and a little hop bitterness throughout. Medium-heavy body, creamy, dry. Bitterness lingers. Overall, eh, it's not bad, but it's not great either. The flavors were muddled, none truly stood out at any point in time.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkdayton01
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmoore32
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby red color with some cinnamon, nutmeg flavoring scotch ale. A slow sipper that should be shared over A fire with snow falling during the holidays. This 7.5 version better than 5.5% abv

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Photo of Wamba
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,757 ratings