Bells Debs Red Ale
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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Originally made for the annual E.V. Debs memorial Kazoo Night at Tiger Stadium held by the E.V. Debs Society.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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11116) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2011
5 oz sampler at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours copper color. Off white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Mild flavor of sweet caramel. Smooth and very drinkable. Palate on the hight side of medium. Decent, but mild beer that I would try again.,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery tasting room. A hoppy red that’s a very decent and interesting beer. A reddish tinge. Good malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe this past weekend. Pours a clear amber with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward some light bread crust as well as a bit of caramel. Light citrus and earthy hops. Flavor is fairly similar with the malt shining for the most part, though it’s hoppier than your standard amber (excluding India Red Ales). Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat chewy with a semi-dry finish and mild bitterness. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Uncle Mike’s. Reddish amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, mild citrus and a bit of grains. Taste is balanced with caramel, floral hops, some citrus and a hint of grains. Finishes dry with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2011
deep bright orange with a 1 finger wh. citrus hop nose with some earthy hop notes. well balanced throughout. medium body with more citrus hop notes with caramel and rye notes. dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Delicate floral hop nose with light cereal and honey notes. Lightly sweet taste, some light honey, a touch of caramel, lots of citrus and some fresh flowers. Easy drinking and awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Tap at Bells City TAP House event PBW10. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, tobacco, pine and grapefruit. Flavor was a nice mix of toasted/caramel malt and piney hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ City Tap House] Red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, caramel malts, some pine, and grass. Taste of citrus, grass, light spicy hops, pine, tobacco, grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Draft at City Tap House. Pours a very dark amber/mahogany coolor with golden copper hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cp. Streaks of lacing left behnd. Slightly earthy dry hop aroma with hints of caramel, rye, sweet alcohol and dry piny hops. Although the other notes shine through, especially rye, the nose on this beer is dominated by the hops. Chewy medium body that is very hop forward with lots of dry piny notes That linger throughout over the sweet caramel malt backbone and rye notes into a lingern dry yet sweet finish. The rye is very prominent and slightly overpowers the sweet caramel malt backbone. Very well balanced with the dry bitter hops slightly overpowering the other flavors but the sweet malt and rye are strong enough to make this beer very quaffable.

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