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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a fast dying orange head. The aroma is sweet spicy - with some notes of stale fruits - reminds me of a Belgian Ale. The flavor is very rounded with notes of caramel, malt, lots of fruit, going towards the stale towards the end. The alcohol shows of with a slight bite.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Strongly hazy with a yellowish head. Fat aroma of malt and caramel. Fairly full-bodied dominated by malt and caramel. Rather odd, underlying tang - perhaps it’s a slight oxidization

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Keg at cbc16... Dark red brown... Soft sweet toffee chocolate fruit malts nose.. Sweet toffee malts.. Dark fruit malts.. Soft toffee

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Blue session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Almost black beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate and hazelnut aroma, caramel, fruity notes, toffee, some cocoa. Chocolate flavor, caramel, fruity, toffee, warming alcohol, some spices. Quite nice.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, bourbon, Karamell. Geschmack süß malzig, Karamell, bourbon, leicht alkoholisch.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with white head. Nose/taste of malt, caramel and vanilla. Some toffee. Medium body.


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