Red Nose ESB | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 45 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cpetrone84 on 12-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,622
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Eccentric Café over the holidays.

This pours a nice white foam with a hint of amber red tint, like Rudolph’s nose?

There’s a slightly piney hop aroma and a chewy, bitterly rich and thick hop flavor on a lightly bodied brew. Finishes piney with some resin. Nice one.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of deakin
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Inglewood
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got on tap. Great head and color. Very inviting look. Nothing to exciting about smell. Well balanced flavors with a different bitter than an IPA. Overall I enjoyed and would try again.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of marcb105
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kerne
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a deep and earthy orange color. A finger or just more of an off white head. Strong retention and a serious lacing left behind. Some haziness but not quite opaque.

Smell: strong crystal malt sweetness. Medium hop bite. Some citrus, pine and earth.

Taste: opens up with a slight crystal malt base that is quickly cut away by citrusy to piney hops. Some earthiness and additional toasty malts come by at the end.

Mouthfeel: crystal sweetness lingers a bit and mixes with some lingering bitterness. Light body and slight refreshing qualities.

Overall: a solid esb but doesn't quite pull all the way away from the crowd for me.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentZero
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orangish colored beer that was a touch cloudy having a small white head. Left some stick on the sides.

S - Citrus, grapefruit, touch of mild english hops, caramel.

T - Caramel with some sweet hops notes with some fruit and citrus. Pretty well balanced and surprisingly good tasting, given I'm not a huge fan of the style. Nice bitterness on the end.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - A very solid and good beer, would recommend trying.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Red Nose ESB from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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