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Bells Kal-Haven Ale
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rye Ale with Brettanomyces


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draught at Bells. Dark orange amber color. Light head. Mild aromaticswith sour taste. Odd after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Horse blanket and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with small head. Sweet caramel malt and strong barnyard flavor. Mildly bitter finish. Excellent blending of Brett and malt. Very well done and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2090) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Peach colour in appearance. Definitely has that sour bret yeast aroma and some taste, but with a prominent citrus note as well. Unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap; a deceptively complex beer. Some brett and rye in the aroma, with a bit of the NW hops. Flavor had the same type of blend and really had some nuance. I don’t think it all worked for me completely, but good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at Trion. Tart funky barnyard, woody, caramel malt aroma. Cloudy light amber with a small ivory head. Funky barnyardy brett, light sweet malt and a hint of grassy bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation. Too bad I managed to spill this one, because I could have drunk much more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1225) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at Meat Bell’s event at Taps 25. Nice and light with a bit of funkyness. A big improvement on the Oarsman by Bell’s in the "sourish" category.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Love this beer in all kinds of ways. Pours cloudy orange with some lacing and not much head. Aroma has medium dose of brett without overpowering taste. Also some banana, booze and floral hops. Taste sour and bitter and sweet in great balance. Wild palate. Tap at brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Hazy medium orange-brown body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Nose spicy, reminiscent of a Belgian Tripel but drier and biscuity. Body a tad funky, spicy, with wet grass, hay, and floral elements playing off white wine notes. Lots of green apple and cloves as the beer warms. Reminds me of something Unibroue would brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of flora and sweet grass with a bit of funk/Belgian yeast. Flavor starts with sweet grass, flora and a bit of sweet fruit with a Belgian yeast note in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Light amber pour with a small white head. Dry, slightly funky brett aroma with apple and caramel hints. Dry brett flavor, very slight tartness and apple flavor. Straightforward and quite nice.


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