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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle: Thanks Mike (Eyedrinkale): Murky amber pour with a light tan film of head. Slightly oxidized in the nose- some sherry notes, old fruits, thick caramel, some old hops (making it a touch minty as it warms). Slick on the palate. Smooth caramel flavors with lightly peppery faded hops giving a light spearmint note. It’s held up fairly well, but was probably awesome fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Thanks to Eyedrinkale for this brew This beer is nearly six years old and is great. muddy brown with a thin head, when it hits your tongue it tingles a bit and the taste is nicely sweet I really enjoyed this beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2995) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
CBC 2016. Pours black with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, roasted nuts, chocolate. Taste is sweet with roasted notes and chocolate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at GTMW 2015, pours hazy dark amber brown with a thin tan head and a slight amount of lacing, the aroma has a decent amount of plum and dark fruit with a hint of booze too, the flavor has a lot of caramel with dark fruit and a sweet finish, almost too sweet, different but ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours a Dark chestnut brown color with golden yellowish brown hues and a thin yellowish beige head that quickly dissipates into a thin lasting ring. Minimal lacing. Leathery malt aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, alcohol and dark fruit. Soft carbonation with slight oxizidation. With sligt alcohol sweetness/heat, toffee, caramel and dark fruit. This beer has aged nicely with the alcohol being well masked and overall has really mellowed out.

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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
RateBeer Summer 2003: Cloudy deep orange color, malty/bready aroma with some earthy hops. Ends dry. This one-off brew has held up well over the last 3.5 years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2752) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Very dark red brow. Malty, wood aroma and flavour. Boozy bitterness, vanilla, caramal and wood.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle with thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a hazy orange with little head but lots of bubble clinging to the glass. Smells a little of oranges and malt with no oxidation. Flavor has a bit of butter and papaya. This is fairly sweet and a little sticky. Seems to have lost a bit of its flavor but show little other signs of age.

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


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