Blue Bell Bitter | Magnolia Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.66/5
55 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
California, United States
magnoliapub.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,489
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
55
pDev:
14.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 28
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on cask. Love what cask conditioning brings to a beer.
Light caramel tan color.
Light aroma. Mellow rounded orange marmalade hop character. Easy going.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Only loosely an esb this one, more of a brown bitter, with a rich toffee color approaching brown and a whole lot of malt on it without ever being sweet. The color is sexy and the aroma is very light. A coppery malt base and balancing bittering hops only. Not the most complicated beer in the world, not even close, but one of the more sessionable dark beers going, fresh from the tap, and zippy in the finish. Full medium body and an English flare, fun stuff but not the best magnolia has to offer. This place kills it!

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger tan head over a cloudy lightly reddened copper liquid. Smells hoppy of cotton candy oranges, malt of light-colored caramel, and honey. Tastes hop flavor (oranges, tin, iron, wood) with supporting bready malt flavor. Full bright esters step in late to transition from hop, across the malt, and a sweet pleasing finish. Very earthy hops with a grassy edge and a mineral finish. Has a bit of a Brettanomyces crsip and horseblanket in the finish. Light in the mouth and modest carbonation. I liked it. I'm not a fan of brett, but it actually added an interesting character to this.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Blue Bell Bitter from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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