Bell's Bend Preservation Ale | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Bell's Bend Preservation AleBell's Bend Preservation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This fresh hop ale bursts with spicy citrus flavors from hops grown locally and picked fresh at Sulphur Creek Farm, with the proceeds benefiting the Beaman Park to Bell's Bend Conservation Corridor.

Added by sommersb on 10-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of LJWalker
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Not sure why this is listed as "retired." Was able to acquire from JJ's the other day.

Anyway, the bottle boasts that this one "bursts with spicy citrus flavor." I don't agree that it bursts with anything. Nice rich tangerine color leaving rows of lacing after every taste. Refreshing spicy carbonation going down, but the taste falls between your run of the mill cream ale and club soda. A little lemon, maybe some coriander. But that's it, and not a lot of it. Not a lot of anything.

I love Yazoo so I'll give 'em a pass but...meh.

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Photo of barczar
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnny_Duck
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SCanthony
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MacQ32
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brihon
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of denver10
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours golden orange with a nice frothy white head that leaves great lacing on side of glass. Aroma is spicy, grassy and biscuit. Flavor follows suit. The combination of spicy and grassy hops with the heavy biscuit could be balanced better, or perhaps its missing something to better tie everything together. A creamy, active medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, solid beer but room for improvement. Would drink again, won't seek it out though.

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3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of rangerred
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass out of a 750 ml bomber.

Pours a clear medium copper with a thick one finger white head. The most impressive thing is the way the head maintains itself on top of the beer the entire time it is in the glass. Rock-solid head retention.

Aroma is very bready with notes of flowers and fresh-cut grass. A touch skunky and soapy in spots but it works well. Smells almost like a European Pale Lager.

The flavor reveals a touch of citrus mixing in with the grass and bread. More euro lager character which I happen to really love. The fresh hops used in this really stand out and bring the grassy and floral notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat soapy and light finishing crisp and clean.

Overall, I love that local hops are used and the unique hop character really makes this beer. Nicely done and the hop terroir makes this interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Bell's Bend Preservation Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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