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Bells Batch 6000 Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Batch 6000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our 6,000th batch is a special recipe to be brewed only once. It is a barley wine style; rich and strong, with a compelling finish. Well-suited for your cellar.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
A very complex, fully loaded beer with sweet hoppy malt flavor. This beer will age well like other high alcohol beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Tasted very young, the flavors hadn't completely integrated, but enough to know it was a winner. The hops are quite American and loaded in the front. This subsides. Then there is rich malt, carried perfectly with a slim body. This brewery is great with managing mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: A lot about this beer was beyond description. You know that when the only word whe brewer uses to describe it as "big" you have an enigma. This was an execellent beer, i was just not able to pull out any distinct flavors (there were too many too choose). I'd REALLY like to get my hands on this after it has had a year or so to age.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Goooooooooood stuff. Categorized as an American Strong Ale for no other reason than it's a strong ale from America, but doesn't really fit with any other beers I've had. Is a dark, murky reddish-brown. Fascinating nose, smells of ginger and root beer, some fruit. Initial burst of flavor is IIPA-hoppy, tart like chewing on a Vitamin C tablet. Has some mild butterscotch/toffee character in the malts. Really interesting finish, like Altoids were added to the mix, interesting mintiness. Ends with a bit of smokiness/tobacco. Nice creamy and full palate. Really fascinating stuff, tastes like they combined three or four different kinds beers together, but the mixing really worked quite well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2003
(Brickskeller Bells 10/03) Body is fairly clear red-brown. Aroma is medium sweet -- grapefruit and root beer. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, chocolaet. Medium full body that hides the alcohol pretty well. Expect it to improve on aging.


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