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Bells Berry Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black & Raspberries, Berry Jam, Refreshing


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sample at Gallo’s Tap Room. Clear red color with pink around the edges, and a thin fizzy white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries and wheat. Light-bodied with flavors of raspberries, artificial strawberry and wheat. The finish is fruity with a syrupy berry aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5585) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; a transparent candy red with thin very light pink head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells sweet and fruity; berry jam, but a little cloying and on the verge of medicinal. Tastes like it smells, but not medicinal. Tartness overtakes the sweetness (which is still present, but subdued). Average on the palate. A lots of words for a beer that’s "eh."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft. Poured a very nice clear red color with a small pink head. Aroma was nice berries, lots of berries - strawberries, some light raspberries, with some little notes of cherry? Strawberries, raspberries, like light fruit punch. Pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
tap at Dash In - Pours deep red with minimal head. It smells like raspberries. Nice. The flavor is lightly sweet berries, tart, and slightly earthy. The palate is a touch thin but overall it’s an enjoyable fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a vibrant red with no head and aromas of... umm... berries. Almost a fruit punch nose to it with no detectable hops or malt presence. Flavor is also berry strong, and comes across as a mix of blackberry, raspberry and cherry. The beer is sweet and a little sticky but decent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Tap: Rich, clear, deep crimson red body with not much head at all by the time the glass arrives; small lavender collar. Aroma with some chalky cherry & raspberry fruit, just a hint of perfume on the back-end. Light, kind of hard to decipher. Taste has notes of strawberry, raspberry, & cherry, starting sweet with just a very mild kick of tartness mid-palate that fades away just as quickly. I still get that mildly medicinal & chalky note from the fruit that sometimes plagues fruit beers; while not as bad or strong as others, it’s still a limiting factor to my enjoyment of this beer. Falls apart in the finish a little as a result, ending quite abruptly. Merely okay as a passable fruit beer, but I expect more from Bells.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1452) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a pinkish color with off-white head. Aromas of berries mainly. Tasting notes of berries and tart fruit. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Fairly straight forward tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours ruby red w/ no head or lacing. The aroma is actually quite nice - w/ the berries really standing out. The taste is very fruity w/ the body of an ale. Too fruity for my taste but I can see fruit lovers enjoying this one!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at Ashley’s. It pours a dark dark red/purple with little little head. Not much aroma comes off this. A slight tart berry smell. Has a slight mixed fruit taste with some tartness. Really carbonated and bubbly. Very light and sweet. A dry ending. Basically a sweet soda. Not very drinkable especially considering the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a transparent pinkish red . Big raspberry aroma. Flavor is of fresh fruit , mostly raspberry with a nice tart bitterness on the finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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