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Bells Cherry Ale

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tart ale made with Michigan cherries.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
On tap. Better than Sam Adams cherry wheat, if thats saying anything. Is pretty light and fruity, and not heavy-sweet. Unfortunately it more or less reminds me of generic beer with grenadine in it. Worth a try once.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2007
12 ounce bottle. I didn’t know they still brewed this light offering. Orangish-pink with foamy, soapy white head. Light body with upfront cherry tartness. Malts do shine through, but similar to their raspberry ale, the fruit makes it quite one-dimensional. Nose is cherry, wheat and grass. Finish is light, tangy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2462) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Body is a nice reddish amber and there was not a lot of head on the pour. Aromas are strong and tart cherries dominate the nose. Taste is heavily dominated by the tart cherry presence, but it is held in check by enough malt to make this seem like a fruit beer rather than a wine cooler. I don’t know that I’d want to drink more than one since the flavors get a bit overwhelming after a while, but as an occassional treat, it was decent.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2007
12oz - batch 6898 packaged on June 6, 2005 - OK, this is a low rated, low alcohol brew that is almost 2 years old. My expectations are not very high and they shouldn’t be. Aroma of dirty rusty water with some cherry syrup mixed in. Pours clear ruby red with a ring head and decent lacing. Flavor is similar to aroma, very mettalic and nasty. Palate is sticky. Not very good at all. My first drain pour from Bells ever and I have been drinking their beer for 15 years.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Tap. Pours a hazy red-ruby color with quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma is tart cherries, light malts. Flavor is cherries, pale malts, sorta acidic/metallic on first sip, but seem to mellow as it warms. Palate is medium bodied, medium to hig on carbonation, tart finish. Respectable.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
not one of bells best that they have. do not let this one decide how you feel about them. cherry flavor was not what was expected

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2007
12 ounce bottle Cloudy, deep red color. Quickly disappearing head. Tart Cherry aroma (Duh) is very pungent. Tart Red Cherry and Black currant and Wheat flavor. Crisp, light and tart mouthfeel is refreshing. Almost lemony Too tart to have a lot but tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
this beer is a cheerfully hazy red color. Fairly effervescent at first, it is topped by a perfect cap of creamy foam. Good head retention, a bit of residul lacing. Moderate cherry in the aroma, both tart and sweetish. Initially, the beer was sweetly fruity, but this was followed in short order by a very nice tart nankin cherry flavor. Crisp and tangy with just a hint of residual honey sweetness. Medium body, good carbonation, very refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2007
I would have liked to have seen a little more cherry, and a little more hop in this beer. Pours a reddish brown, amber if you will. There is some real cherry flavor, although it is painfully little. This would be comparable to adding a hint of cherry to bass ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
12oz @ Kalamazoo brewery: Dark red, color, clearish/cloudy, almost no head (bartender may wanted to give me more beer for my $), white, lasting. Sweet cherry aroma, but not much. Cherry taste, nutty, fresh, not too tart, some fizz Not much flavor. A little dissapointed.


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