Bell In Hand Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Brewed for the Bell in Hand Tavern in Boston, MA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Wow. This was quite surprisingly good. Honestly, it’s kinda similar in character to their octoberfest. Big malty backbone with a decent amount of caramel sweetness is rounded off quite nicely with an earthy noble hop bitterness profile. Balance is quite nice actually! Really I would have thought someone poured me octoberfest. Just really well done for what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kngalaric (1) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
This is a great beer! In all honesty, one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The carmel bronze aroma and slightly bitter taste coupled with the birth of our nation is almost too much to handle. Best beer in Boston! And we had a lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Tap at The Bell in Hand. Amber pour with a normal white head. Caramel, grain, toffee. Good carbonation. Medicine, malt, caramel. Medium body with slightly bitter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (1043) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
I had this at The Bell in Hand, first tavern in America. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, bisquit/bready, sweet, malt. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2378) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2014
For my 1000th rating, I am enjoying a beer at the oldest tavern in the US, the Bell in Hand in Boston with the company of my wife. Reportedly an amber brewed by Sam Adams specifically for this bar. Pours more copper than amber. Nose caramel and sweet malt. Taste mild bitter up front, followed by the caramel and sweet malt mid palate. Actually a little dank hop late. Not all bad, but the history makes up for what the beer lacks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Golden color with a single finger head. Sweet aroma. Almost like cinnamon. Medium mouth. Taste is biscuity. Hints of sugar. Some light bitterness rounds the sweetness out. Lots of grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Average ale, on tap at bell in hand, Boston ale, light, amber hue, light, overall decent

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
I thought this was the regular Amber with a different name, taste is similar, light malty and lacking flavor. Had this a summer ago at the Bell in Hand, walked in here cause it was hot as hell outside and this had a sign outside saying this was the oldest tavern in America, had to do it! The beer itself was nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
The annual Fall Boston trip. This was easy drinking beer with some modest hop taste and caramel malts. A hint of toffee and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (1049) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
On draft at this historic tavern during our New England vacation 2011. Very rich in color with nice hop note. A decent session ale in the traditional style.

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