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Bells Batch 4000 Ale

Bells Batch 4000 Ale
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Medium amber color with a slighty off white head. Carbonated and bubbly. Smells of citrus, dough and hopps. Great, flavorful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle courtesy of eyedrinkale. Copper colored, lots of floaties. Long lived white head which is suprising considering the age of this bottle. Big raisiny aroma. Very sweet and slightly oxidized flavor. lighter bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours brownish amber in color, decent off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is mostly caramel and some roasted grains. Long lingering aftertaste from all the sugar. Would have loved to try this in itís prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle... Opaque, deep orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Fruity, malty aroma with notes of caramel, black tea, toffee, cotton candy and red apple. The flavor is all about malt, but is perfectly balanced by a very deliberate Sterling hop addition. So delicious and caramelly. Also fruity and vineous (port). Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, astringent finish. More reminiscent of an old ale or barley wine than a mild. Tons of thanks go out to jtw for the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2005
from the bottle poured a orangish copper with a off white head. aroma a nice combination of honey and brown sugar malts, sweet fruits, hops, caramel, raisins. flavor, a nice sweetness comes out wow, honey sugar, grapes apples all the sweet fruits do I taste a touch of mango? I am sure glad JTW did not buy all of them. thanks for leaving a couple for the rest of us.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Another tasty treat from those wack jobs at Bellís. This stuff is simply amazing with flavors of caramel, toasted grains and dried fruits. Slightly oxidized but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very malty with banana bread and caramel. Pours a transparent orangish-red with a white head and lots of sediment. Very malty and sweet. Like the aroma, lots of caramel and banana bread. Very smooth. Slight hops in the finish. Another beer that I would probably never had sampled if not for Eyedrinkale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
iím looking for way to explain how lucky i am to have gotten a hold of this beer, this being 2005, 5 years after it was brewed. not finding any, iíll actually mention the beer itself. still has a light pffft on popping the cap, and still pours with a reasonable amount of carbonation. some light hoppy notes, most prominent are pineapple and grapefruit but quite neutral. plently of aged malt, not quite oxidized but bready and toasty. still full-bodied, with a malty sticky finish. very mature, but probably does not have much more of a shelf life...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Very sweet candy, with great malt. . . Sugar, sour and then some spice. . . This one has the usual Bell's malt, but taken quite a bit further, with some great complexity that goes into an subtle hop phase, thanks so much Hey_Kevin for treating us to a gem that can't be found any more. . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
A big Hey_Thanks to Hey_Kevin!!! A really flavorful beer with plenty of malts to ponder. Some figgy, raisiny and some sweet and caramelly. Alcoholic and hoppy at the end. Excellent batch of beer from Larry the Guru!

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