Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's 25th Anniversary AleBell's 25th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 07-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
513
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
66
For Trade:
4
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - this was by far the most appealing part of this beer! rich frothy white head with beautiful lacing. light caramel color to the beer.

Smell - roasted malts for sure and a slight bitterness at the end.

Taste - lots and lots and lots of malts! Malt bomb.

Mouth feel - even with how malty this guy was it was very easy to drink.

Overall - maybe I should not have sat on this beer trade as long as I did. While very easy to drink, it was not my favorite Bell's beer.

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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Darker Apple Cider. Minimal head after 5 minutes of pout. Lacing the same. No retention.

S- Very malty, dark fruit. Well done.

T- Down to the T for Dark Strong Ale. Very well done. Dark Fruit, slight molasses.

M- Good M for this style. Smooth, very smooth.

O- I really enjoyed this strong. More than a lot that I have had. Enjoy one

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is the last of my 6 pack and it has been sitting on my basement shelf for 3 years now. I wish I had some notes on the other 5, but can't recall how they were.

Pours a dark, copper with a small thin head after an aggressive pour. The head floats on top of the beer for a good few drinks. Beautiful lacing sticks to the sides with each drink.

Very sweet, complex smell. Hints of raisans, plums, molasses, and caramel. A lot going on there. Different smells come through as the beer warms up.

Great tasting beer. Very sweet, I would almost classify this as a barleywine. Lots of complex malts there. Bread, earth, and dark fruits. Get a small taste of aged English hops. Still a small taste of alcohol.

Light carbonation; pretty refreshing at 8.5%.

Overall a solid beer. With the amazing regular offerings by Bell's, this 25th Anniversary Beer seems to be a bit of a let down.

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Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.74 out of 5 based on 513 ratings.
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