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Red Nose ESB | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cpetrone84 on 12-02-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
44
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
23.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by jdb288:
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3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Bells.

Amber with no head. Aroma is pine and funk. Is this what they mean by "dank"? I got a little of that here.

Taste is tart lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop finish. Nice and refreshing for this style. I would come back for more of this one.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of deakin
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Inglewood
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of marcb105
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Kerne
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drk93TT
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentZero
4.09/5  rDev +3%
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 +0.8%

Photo of MajorBear
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev -5%
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.
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