Bell's Christmas Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Christmas AleBell's Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
41.1%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 1,714 ratings
Bell's Christmas AleBell's Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BierFan on 11-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,215
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,714
Liked:
704
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
12.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
288
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,714 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of bigleague
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ConorGolden
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tommy5
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjmiller718
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marraybay
2.09/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: Amber; +1 fingers of head

Smell: Non-descript

Taste: Desparately looking for some malt, but too me it's more tart upfront, followed by
moderate citrus bitterness. Nothing at all in the way of spice or sweetness.

Feel: See smell.

Overall: Inadvertantly bought an extra bottle of this unfortunately; Pretty disappointing
as a holiday beer or anything else for that matter. Not really getting this one in terms
of what Bell was trying-hoping to deliver. The extra bottle I have will be used for simmering
sausages or dogs. Not drinkable.

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Photo of rand
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chadbeer7
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbyrd4088
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of megamick
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded orange-amber with a solid cap of foamy light tan head. Moderate malty aroma, a little sweet with a hint of hops. The taste is a little off, more reminiscent of a lager than an ale with a little flavor of cornbread at first. It gets better with a little warmth. The body is lighter for a winter ale, mostly smooth with just a hint of a tingle on the finish.

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Photo of Budlum
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Amber color with some head. Head fades rather quickly. Smells of hops and caramel. But is overall sweeter rather than bitter. The flavor is mostly sweetness. Not much hop is present in the flavor. Tastes like a brown ale. This beer is daily light bodied.

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Photo of a03tapper
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnappStout
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejackson12
2.82/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Flooz
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Christmas Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 41.1% out of 100 with 1,714 ratings
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