Bell's Kal-Haven Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by akorsak on 07-19-2009

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really surprised to see people liking this so much, i thought it was pretty lackluster, especially for a brewery as good as bells. a bretted rye ale that never really gets off the ground for me. it has a terrible aroma of old cheese and socks and sweat and stinky wild yeast, like a dregs starter in apple juice or something, more fitting in a homebrewers garage than in a beer from bells. its amateur and flawed, and if it werent for a nice heaping dose of fresh rye malt coming through, it would be unappealing altogether. the flavor is fine until the finish, the rye is simple but good and robust in here, there are some subtle fruit notes from the wild aspects, white grape and apple are most forward, and there is a little funk thats way better than it smells. the finish though is the taste manifestation of the off smell i got, its all after the swallow, stale cereal and old yeast flavor on the tongue, lasts forever and is hard to get to go away. i couldnt believe how off putting it was on the first sip, so i took another sip to confirm and that was my last taste of this one. the first beer i have encountered in a long time i couldnt drink. the rye saves it a little bit, and i like seeing bells push in this wild ale direction, but this is way off from the quality we are accustomed to from them! avoid.

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Bell's Kal-Haven Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.99 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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