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Bells Apple Ale

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Bells Apple Ale
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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tap at Eccentric. Pours a light gold with a medium head and aromas of apples and grass and dandelions(?). Flavor alternates between tart and sweet hits of apples with a little bit of a grassy edge.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (605) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2009
On Tap at Eccentric cafe. Pours a light yellow color with a good sized white head. Small lacing. Very mild friut aroma. Taste of tart apple. Suprisingly high alcohol content. Not a bad beer, but not something I would go out of my way to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap Nov. 25 09. Pours a golden yellow with a sizable head. Aroma is of apple and yeast. Flavor is like drinking a liquid golden delicious. Pretty decent fruit beer but nothing special. Crisp and tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2009
Tap @ Eccentric Cafe. Unclear yellow colour, white lacings. Aroma is apple, yeast and malts. Flavour is apple, yeast, fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2008
draft at the brewpub, 7.4% abv - Pours yellow-green with no head. It smells like apples. Shocking! The flavori s both sweet and tart with lots of green apples. Sometimes I wondered if I was drinking a cider. The light body is a touch watery. The rather high abv is buried under all those apples.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2005
A light drinkable beer with a mostly green apple taste as advertised. Lively mouthfeel and a clean sparkling finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 On tap in the old brewery room next to the eccentric cafe on Eccentric Day (night)2003. Pours a nice shiny pale green/yellow. Bubbly and a decent amount of white head. Smells slightly sour, mostly hoppy and definitely some tart apples. Flavor immediately is moderately sweet and has some green apples mixed in but then finishes very dry and lightly astringent. Apples are not overpowering, and while the beer has only a light body and little malt (sweetness comes from the fructose), it is quite decent for a fruit beer. Seems like their pale ale recipe mixed with the apples. Magnificent for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2003
On tap Eccentric Cafe: Very light body that transcends a fruit spritzer/beer combination. Finishes with malt, no hops, and the apple juice is added in good proportions--I'm not a huge fan but this is well done for the style. The ladies we traveled with really enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
On tap: Sour, tart aroma of Granny Smith apples. Sweet juicy cider flavor with a beer-like finish to it. Like an amber mixed with apple juice. This is much better than regular cider and is well-balanced, still maintaining its beer roots.


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