Bellís Bull In A China Shop
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2575) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On tap at the Eccentric Café. The pour is a clearish ruby/amber with a thin ring of white head and some decent lace. The aroma is quite fruity with a decent malt character, but beyond that, it's just bland. The flavor is strange. There is a malty sweetness, backed up with a fresh fruit character and then a strange hoppiness. The hops add a nice complexity to it. The mouth feel is thin, light, but has a decent carbonation. The aftertaste is hoppy and lingeringly strange ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
The Bull in a China Shop pours a very cloudy dark bronze red with a beige head that lasts a long while. The aroma is cereal, grape and bread. The flavor is a nicely balanced fresh bread, grape and pine. Overall this is a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sort of a dirty amber look. This beer was certainly different..odd (or eccentric perhaps??) Sweet. Candy-like. Caramel. Some overripe citrus. Lots of alcohol. Sticky. I have a high booze tolerance, but this is just Very Boozy. It was a very unique beer however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Dates on the nose. Nice hazy copper colour. Flavour is nice brown sugar notes. Smooth maltyness . Mouthfeel is nice. Not a crazy B Wine but well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4oz draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, caramel notes, some light booze, but not overpowering. Plenty of sweet malts, caramel, pine, pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours hazy caramel brown with off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, floral notes, light booze. Tasting notes of caramel, citrus, pine, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-light carbonation, light syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft at crunchy's. Amber with a small head. Lighter and fruitier than expected. Weird booze in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (2620) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Snifter On tap. Very floral, kinda thin. Barleywine malty. Not too impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Bellís recently. Iím not sure why the low overal rating. I found this to be quite enjoyable. Smooth and boozy with a low ABV for a barleywine. Not the greatest but it was well crafted in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap pour at Bellís last month - amber brown pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty, brown sugar, hint of dark fruit, splash of booze. Flavor is kind of muted for a barley wine...malt forward, caramel, hint of dark fruit (not dominant), and alcohol in the background - hint of hops, but far from dominant. Palate was medium to high carbonation for the style and the ABV was evident. Mixed feelings on this one - not that bold for the style, but sometimes taking the foot off the gas isnít a bad thing...would have it again, but wouldnít seek it out..

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