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Bells Kal-Haven Ale
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rye Ale with Brettanomyces


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1640) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at ABR 2014. Hazy amber pour with a white head. Funky Brett nose - nice citrus and earthy taste. A hint of fruit in the finish. Super clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6633) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Sampled at ABR. Hazy orange pour: Earthy, rye spice. Citrus and pine. Some Brett in here. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2207) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Tap at Gingerman. Pours orange with nose of gummy bears. tastes of cherry, lemons, horseblanket, some spicy rye, and wood. nice sour vinegar palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5483) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft at Ginger man. Pours a hazy orange golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is light overall - sour fruit, lemon and salt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of gummy candy, light carbonation on the palate and salty funk. Pretty tame overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
The breadiness of the rye is kind of low in the mix here. Nice bit of funk and barnyard, with a fairly thin body. Slight salt taste. A very unexpected beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Murky copper-amber pour with a small foamy head that barely moves at all. Thick soapy lacing after each sip. Huge barnyard in the aroma mixed with funky, sour tropical and citrus fruit. Tastes like barnyard, leather, overripe citrus fruit, wet leaves, strawberry, light pineapple, and earth. Touch of rye spice in the finish. Unique and complex but itís a tad messy. Thicker body than most sours gives it a pulpy feel too which isnít great. I love the effort here though. Enjoyable but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6616) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft at Keystone-Clifton. Left over from the Bellís tap takeover they mustíve had recently. Mustíve missed the announcement. Pours a hazy, somewhat dull orange with a small off-white head that doesnít last at all, just some bubbles around the edge. Lots of fruits lead the aroma, with pineapple, mango, melon, sweet citrus, funk, sweet malts - didnít get much rye in this. Same with the flavor, which also had pineapple, sweet and juicy citrus, mango, and melon, sweet malts, funk, bread, and something like a copper note late. Light-bodied, with fairly low carbonation and a funky, juicy, somewhat metallic mouthfeel. Iím not sure Iíd be able to identify this as a "rye ale with Brettanomyces," but itís a decent sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (584) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Hazy light brown pour with a nice sour aroma. Taste of sour apple and malt with slight rye. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (714) - - AUG 4, 2014
Draft. Pours a cloudy peach color. Aroma and taste are bananas, floral, and light tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (461) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Strong rye and brett flavor with hints of apple. Cloudy, but tasty. Slightly tart, but not especially.


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