Bells Debs Red Ale
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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Originally made for the annual E.V. Debs memorial Kazoo Night at Tiger Stadium held by the E.V. Debs Society. A rich ale, ruby-red in color single hopped with Centennial hops. A single batch offering brewed once a summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9593) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A nice hearty iperial amber. Lots of hops in this one and a very tasty malt bill that has caramel and even cocoa notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1223) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Sampler on tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours an nice looking orange-amber with a thinner toward-khaki head. Nose of pungent pine forest, some mango, a little toast, and some caramel. Taste is pretty damned bitter, with just a touch of sweetness. Palate is lighter with a cleansing bitterness from start to finish. Nice stuff, very hop-forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Amber/brown pour into pint glass at eccentric cafe. Thin, quickly dissipating white head. Malty aroma with a hint of grass. Sweet upon Entering mouth. A little malty, crisp and little bitter. Crisp and bitter finish, great hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Clear red-amber with good, creamy, beige head / Faint nose of caramel / Medium body, very mild with light hopping, with fair finish / Mild, soft flavors of dry hops and caramel, with citrus notes / A surprisingly week effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draught. Nose is sweet cherry with distinct hop notes. Bright orange, nearly red with no head. Beautiful flavor, an explosion of fresh grapefruit, cherry, and nectarine with a punchy hop bitterness that comes and goes directly where it should. Clean, smooth, and immensely drinkable. Absolutely beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2317) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Medium dark amber color with a nice head. Aroma is citrus, floral, toasted malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is much the same with the toasted malt up front and light citrus in the back. Medium bodied. A real nice beer but for 7% it is a bit too drinkable- haha. (#1600)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
draft at Bell’s Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Rose amber color, dry malt flavor, finished w/mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
tap - Pours hazy amber and smells of lightly toasted caramel malt. It tastes of sweet caramel malt with some good, mild hops bitterness. Light to medium bodied, it’s a solid session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Deb’s Red Rye
Date: February 05, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy rusty red, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, spicy, touch of citrus, light breadyness
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet before the spicy earthyness kicks in to dry it out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run as part of a small Bells tap takeover. Pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy, floral and citrus hops with toffee and caramel malts. The taste is bitter earthy hops and toffeeish malts. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.

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