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:
#16,609
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
Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of sendbeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BAsbill
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this on Saturday 11/28/09 at the Eccetric Cafe at Bell's. I didn't think it was something new but I had it and it was good!

A-golden roange in color, slight hop haze with a nice two fingers of head that is a thick white color leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

S-a relatively storng nose of citrus and grapefruit aroma

T-light taste of sweet caramel malt with a hint of roasted malt. it is balanced by a nice bitter citrus hop that takes over the sweet malt that started the flavor of this beer making it well balanced, favoring the fruity hops.

M-very slick on the back of the throat, smooth texture and a fair amount of carbonation on the back of the throat.

D-very smooth and slick with a nice balanced taste that flavors hops, which fits me just right!

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Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of elNopalero
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 Fargrow
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of psweendogg
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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 Filabee
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of rodlavers
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Eccentric Cafe, 12oz. pour.

Looks pretty red to me. Reddish copper really, looks super interesting, almost like an amber or red. Not much head or lacing, very light grey in color, but some. What attracts me to this beer is the color, for sure.

Smell should be more prominent. Caramel and pine notes, but too light. A bit more and this has real potential.

Not quite the same deal with the taste. It's very good, but I feel like it's a bit thin. I enjoy the balance. Not very sweet, which is good in this case. EDIT: changes all the time, dry finish but PINE flavor is unforgettable.

Liking the feel of this. Bitter hops, pine and resin, also very dry.

Overall this beer is really really unique, and I really like it. Having a hard time deciding how to rate this. I wanna say right around a 4. It opens up quite a bit as I drink. I say try it. Cheers.

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