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Bells Beer Michigan Barleywine Ale

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Caramel, pine, citrus and dark fermented fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bomber shared by MaltDawg at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Decent head retention. Aroma of cherries, toffee, citrus, candied citrus. The taste is strong citrus, pine hops, toffee, stone fruits. Medium bodied, mild booze, Solid.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4082) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
No aroma. Clear aroma, medium head. Triple sec, rosehip, maraschino cherierries, pretty sweet. Medium body, fairly warm. Rough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Richmond 21st. Medium clear amber. Caramel malts, some slight medicinal hops. Flavor is a match, but lacks any intensity. Too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG . Copper with cream head. Smells lightly of bubble gum. Balanced flavor. Lightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. Taste is peppery burnt caramel. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Medium amber pour with a small head. Nose of acidic red apple skin. Old bear claw donuts. Swedish fish candies. Quite sweet. Taste is pretty hoppy. Pine, earth. Some donut. Pepper. Full body, oily. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeerFan (60) - - OCT 22, 2014
Fantastic Barleywine! My buddy and fellow RateBeerian Ryan Folty helped develop the recipe for this collaboration between He and Bells. It is drinking so good right now. Beautiful aroma and great mouthfeel. Taste has toffee notes , a slight bitterness, accompanied with hints of awesomeness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Vibrant, red-ish copper with a quickly fading, lightly ecru film on top. Aroma of stale toasted malts, floral hops, mild fruitiness thatís hard to pinpoint (maybe raisin or grape?) & a little bit of caramel. Toasty. Caramel is more mild on the palate (read: not as sweet). Flavors of toasted oats, sweet toffee, herbal & leafy hops, & slight dark fruit come into play. Again, I get a slight metallic staleness that sometimes seems to plague certain barley wines for me. Medium bodied, actually a little thin for the style. Itís not bad, but Iíve come to expect much more than this from Bells.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Maduro for Great Taste Eve - Pours brown with a filmy off white head. Nose is malty, dry, and grainy, smooth, with very little hopping. Taste is lots of grai, with barley, oats, a little grass/herbal bite, and a touch of honey. Smooth, well-carbonated, and medium-thick. Smooth and solid.


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