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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On tap at Belmont station. Pours a dark black red color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity cherry nose. The flavor is dark chocolate, tobacco, cherry, woody. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Draught @ CBC. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, sweetness, caramel, light spice, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate, fruit, alcohol. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, light warming alcohol in the finish. 140516

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
CBC. Hazy brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 130516

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/13/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Blue session. Dark brown. Caramel, nuts, some chocolate. Sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3317) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Fat på CBC-16. En trevlig strong ale som en mjuk och rund med fina inslag av mörk torkad frukt, choklad, karamell, marsipan. Gott.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2016
On tap at 8 Degrees Plato Detroit pours a deep brown with some cloudy head. Nose has heavy nougat and brown sugar, raisin, mild booze, clove. Flavor is chewy with nougat and molasses, some Belgian candy sugar, a fair amount of dirt/tree bark, mild spice, some booze. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruit, light spices into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1462) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Dark caramel with a beige head. Dried fruit, caramel, sherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5976) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Roasted smell with dark malts and vanilla. Similar taste, sweet with caramel. A bit spritsy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2748) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Very dark red brow. Malty, wood aroma and flavour. Boozy bitterness, vanilla, caramal and wood.


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