This One Goes To 11 Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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4.16/5
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679 Ratings
This One Goes To 11 AleThis One Goes To 11 Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This One Goes to 11 Ale opens with bright, juicy aromas such as tropical fruits & ripe cherries, largely derived from massive kettle & dry-hop additions of Southern Hemisphere hop varieties such as Galaxy, Motueka, and Summer. The citrus & resinous pine notes of the Pacific Northwest hop family are also well represented, making their presence known through Simcoe, Citra, and the newly released Mosaic varietal, just to name a few. A wide range of specialty malts anchor the hops to this Imperial Red Ale, contrasting the assertive bitterness & juicy aromatics with a robust, toasty depth of flavor. Fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, This One Goes to 11 Ale finishes with a lingering warmth.

Added by aasher on 10-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
679
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 679 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Amber. Foamy, short off-white head that last a little while with a lasting ring.

Smells prune, Plum, raisin, light cherry, caramel malt and a hint of grassiness.

Taste caramel malt, bready and lots of the following Plum, prune and Dark fruit. Followed by light cherry and a hint of grassiness semi-dry finish with a malty linger. Medium body and lightly fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of BuccoFan
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Four years later, this ale has impressive lacing and a nice fig and caramel taste. Aroma matches the taste. The body is medium-to-full, with low carbonation. I would suggest only minimal chilling of this before consuming.

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Photo of ncthomps
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of red94tt
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What happens when you mix amber, orange and red? This beer. half inch of head on it. Aroma delivered on the hops when fresh. Even an ample amount of citrus and caramel.

Somewhere between dipa and barleywine rests this beer fresh. More caramel when older. And then it takes on one of those hot rock kind of malt flavorings like in Stein's throw.

One of the better barleywines out there.

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Photo of joemama76
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElevinoFive
4.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Making a comeback!? Swipe right?

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a rating from around it's original release date.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of MDDMD
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of barhoc11
4/5  rDev -3.8%

This had some age on it but it was still tasty. It reminded me of a maltier barleywine and was pretty smooth.

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Photo of craft_shannie
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

This big beer's perfumey bouquet includes traces of light prune or plum, some cherry, alcohol and vanilla.
It pours beautiful ruby amber under a 1/2" off-white foam cap.
The beer starts sweet then malt flavors become more defined followed by rich hop flavors provide balance. Pitted fruits, alcohol, and a suggestion of bourbon and vanilla round out the palate. In the finish, malty, alcoholic, hoppy flavors slowly fade.
Big and chewy, with medium low carbonation and a pleasant warming.

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This One Goes To 11 Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 679 ratings