Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Le Batteur | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.62/5
Good
72 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tpd975 on 04-11-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
72
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by dsaylor:
Photo of dsaylor
4/5  rDev +10.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde

Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head.

Smell: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes.

Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end.

Drinkability: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.

 498 characters

Photo of deebo
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap as part of Bells tap takeover at Bulldog uptown
A-served in a tulip this beer is hazy, color is an orangish golden with a thin white film skimming the top
S-clean malt, some lemony citrus zest
T-clean barley malt. Plenty of lemon like yeast esters with a very crisp quick finish
M-highly carbonated which is desired with the characteristics of this brew. More body than I would expect given the clean malt character
O-I like this one, clean and crisp with a little body and flavor that goes down easy

 508 characters

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm drinking mine on tap at the Pig & Fiddle on 14 Sept. 2016. It arrives hazy gold under a thin white foamy film. It has a citrus and light bread crumb nose with spice and traces of over ripe fruit to banana in the background. A pleasant lemony tartness runs through the palate with a mildly tart start followed by some yeasty fruit notes and then a return to more tart notes. The malt smooths out some of the rough edges of the tartness. The tartness is medium while the malt is medium to medium light. The body is medium light and the carbonation is above average. This is a very refreshing and agreeable summer beer.I rate it 85.

 633 characters

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierguy5
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of malts are present in the nose along with hints of adjuncts.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet malts and corn adjuncts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation
O: I wouldn't really consider this to be a true biere de garde as it doesn't have any flavors of earthy yeast.

 595 characters

Photo of bismarksays
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of brewtus
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at churchkey in dc.

Pours a cloudy golden color with an amber hue. There isn't much head at all. I'm getting Belgian spice in the nose along with a mild citrus note. The flavor is light and full of yeast spice. This is an extremely dry beer. Just a bit herbal. The finis is bone dry.

 304 characters

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at the Vine on September 10, 2016.

68 characters

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SportsandJorts
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at World of Beer - Naperville.

It's been an awfully long time since I've had a new Bell's beer, so I was pretty jazzed (get it?) to find this during my random trip to Naperville. It pours a clear golden-straw topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises barley, light flowers, a hint of earthy yeast, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though the yeast is a bit more expressive now, providing an extra bit of earthy spiciness (or spicy earthiness...it's pretty tough to tell the two apart), and there's a stronger contingent of grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid brew, though not the most representative of the biere de garde style. That said, I'd easily drink another of these if offered. Consider this the tourist's version of the drink, the more easy-going "light" version. Something like that...

 941 characters

Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Le Batteur from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 72 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.