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Bell’s Batch 8000 Ale



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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Batch 8000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our Batch 8000 is a special recipe to be brewed only once. It is a wheat ale spiced with Coriander, Orange Peel, and Paradise Seed. Best consumed fresh.
Editor’s Note. 9% is far above the abv range of a Belgian Wit Bier. Because we do not have the style "Imperial/Double Belgian Wit", this more closely fits as a Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear with small size particles, a medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, orange shell, moderate yeasty, honey, coriander. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [260908]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Spiced yeasty and slight oxidised aroma. Light caramel malty to a mild yeasty backbone and somewhat oxidised too - although this may not be oxidisation I’m picking - but it seems like it. Ends is a sticky sweet and yeasty and caramel malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
GABF 2007. An unclear yellow beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with light notes of brettanomyces and farmhouse. The flavor is sweet, but also with a slight acidic edge and a light alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is smoothe and milk like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol, nectar and some wood. Flavour is hops, fruits and some mild notes of nectar and wood. Also some slight alcoholic sweetness. As it warms up the wheat gets stronger. Rather wellbalanced imperial wit, or wheatwine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of KimJohansen. A hazy orange beer with a rough, off-white head. Fat aroma of fruit, vitamin-C, yeast and a little honey. Quite full-bodied with plenty of fruit, yeast and alcohol. Distinct alcohol in the finish. 201008

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2008
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden, average head. Heavy coriander and banana aroma. Sweet, dense and full bodied. Notes of candy sugar and lemon grass, but most of all a concentrated flavour of orange marmelade. Powerful, but a bit sticky. Never quite figured why to make a fat ass witbier, but I quite like the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy coriander aroma. Sweetish malty spicy coriander flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy coriander finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2nd April 2012
Hazy deep amber beer with a good off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with a soft edge. Creamy malt, tasting a touch oxidised. Nice tangy orange and other generic fruits - kind of sweet and sour. Smooth finish. Nicely joined up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC
Hazy light amber color; nice perlage; persistent head. Delicate aroma, a bit spicy and fruity (oranges and banana), closer to the German wheat style than the Belgian. Full body, very sweet, with some wheat, light spices, light orange peel. Good but easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Hefiger, etwas süßer Geruch. Vollmunidger Antrunk, alkoholisch, nur leicht hefig. Das Bier ist in Teilen mild, wirkt aber dennoch ausreichend aromatisch, was auch durch den Hopfen erreicht wird. Dieser blüht im Mittelteil auf und ist im Nachgeschmack zusammen mit leichter Herbe führend. Einuntertöniger Gewürzton tut sein Übriges. Minimal brennend. Danke an den Doppelbock für die Besorgung des Bieres. -/11/10/11/-/11

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