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Bells Cherry Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2005
(draft) No aroma whatsoever. The first couple of sips reminded me more of cranberries than cherries. About halfway thourgh the glass I decided that it wasnít too bad and ordered another pint. A little sour, a little sweet. Really quite drinkable though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
hmm...on tap at the 20th anniversary party. this beer is interesting but just it doesnít quite do it for me...really not enough cherries, or not enough malt and hops to make it much of anything, and itís worth getting a hold of to give it a try, but itís nothing better than easy-drinking. give me anything else bells makes!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
pours hazzy red. flavor is tart, sour cherries. cherry flavor dominante. cant really taste much else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle: Deep red pour. cherries on the aroma. Flavor was cherries with a pleasent tartness. Light carbonation, a little thin, but enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle: Dark caramel, reddish tones, hazy, moderate to small frothy off-white head, spotty lacing. † Nose of cherries, fairly similar to cherry tootsie roll pop. † Quite tart on first sip, at least moreso than I expected. † Slight dryness, immature cherries reside on the sides and tip of the tongue, remains tart through to the finish.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Does have a bit of cherry tootsie roll tinge. † Not bad, but tastes a bit artificial. † I liked the fact that it was tart rather than sweet. † Thanks kramer17801 for this one!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2006
A nice amber pour with an aroma of cherries and roasted malt. A flavor of tarrrt cherries. Less malt flavor than aroma. A bit on the fizzy side on the palate for my liking but not a bad beer. The first sip was really a shock! I think that is what happens to a lot of people they get that first taste and decide that they donít like something. As you sip it on down it improves. A good beer I would drink again and could grow to like when the season allows.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Misty thick red pour. Old cherry aroma, with honey, raspberries, and citrus. Calcium. Quite bright.

Juicy and almost spicy cherry flavor. Mineral and pit-heavy in bitterness, while its sweetness tends toward syrupy sugars and reduced juices. Calcium and general hard-water metallic characters dry out the mid palate, briefly, but the finishing touch is warm and fleshy fruit; almost jammy.

Sometimes the tartness blends with the mineral qualities to create an intriguing shade of Sauvignon Blanc that passes for something interesting. Palate is mild and medium textured, softly carbonated, and juicy. Age hasnít done it too well at this very old point, but it seems to improved it in some vague respects as well. Thanks Ken!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (617) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a reddish amber. Small off white head. Mild cherry aroma. Tastes of tart cherries. Only had a sampler (had reached my limit). Really enjoyed this as a sampler because the Michigan tart cherries stood out, but not sure if Iíd want a whole pint. Will definitely try again however.


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