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Bells Batch  4000 Ale
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A commemorative brew celebrating Kalamazoo Brewing Company’s 4000th batch. Considered to be a "double-mild" in style, Batch 4000 uses Sterling hops from a small farm in the Willamette Valley, and debuts an exclusive barley-malt, by Breiss Malting. It shows off some characteristics from the traditional English Mild, while doubling up the flavor profile and alcohol content. Brewed in February of 2000, this is beer is a one-time only brew.

Re-brewed for Bells 30th Anniversary in 2015


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11680) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Unclear brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit, sugar and a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2713) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Pours muddy dark brown with minimal tanned head Aromas of nougats, rye bread, caramel, dried fruits Taste has notes of caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits , oak, dark fruits

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy black with low tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, hazelnut, toffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, roasty, mildly boozy. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
Fat på CBC-2016. Smak och doft av choklad, karamell, torkad frukt, brunt socker med toner av marsipan. Lätt kropp, fin strong ale med fin sötma och bra balans. Gott!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Draught@CBC2016 (Blue Session). Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, toffee and some slight ripe fruity notes too. Flavour is fruity, nectary, some slight sugary notes, but at the same time quite bittery dry as for the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Bitter, toasted and caramelish. Lingering toasted malty and caramelish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Blue session, København
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, coffee, vanilla, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, coffee, little vanilla, oak, medium sweet, hop, dark fruit and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Tap at Belmont Station. A: Opaque mahogany body, creme color head, some lacing. N: Cocoa, lactose, coffee, roast, some cola, earthiness, burnt biscuit. Hint of marshmallow, black licorice and mission fig. T: Roasty and sweet. Not much bitterness. M: Medium body, spritzy carbonation, no alcohol. O: A really nice ’mild’. Reminds me a bit of the one I had at HotD which was supposed to be a more historic take on the style. Best of the Batch recreations, IMO.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...ruddy brownish-amber with a garnet hue and a thin white head. Nose...sweet cherry o’ mine! There’s definitely quite a cherry hit to this ale. Palate...plenty of malt start this show and then the stars appear with bushels of cherries in hand and plenty of treacle and brown sugar sirop. The mid palate is dry and tight and flavours of cigar wrapper appear with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.


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