Bell’s Mercurial Belgian-Style Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Subtle spicy yeast, herbal hop, bright finish

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a cloudy yellow . Fruity yeasty aroma . Nice bubblegum flavor with some faint citrus . Delicious . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1629) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Hazy, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is yeasty with some mild cheese and earthy notes. It has a light body with fizzy carbonation. The taste is a little salty and mildly bitter. This one is kind of dry and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Cereal and bandaid aroma. Pale blonde and mostly clear. Starchy, cereal flavor, pretty bland, light bittering. Light body. Pointless. Proof. On tap. Prooftoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap: Hazy yellow body, soapy & foamy white bubbles sit on top. Aroma of bubblegum & heavy Belgian yeast. Lots of esters, sweet banana, some clove & gummy coriander. Almost a little too spicy, abrasive at times. Taste is very wheaty, gummy, & again, almost overly spiced from the yeast. I’m getting a big-time creamed corn flavor, too. Mild hops, slightly earthy finish with a sharpness from the yeast. This one’s a little messy, not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap at Busters. Murky orange yellow pour with a monster fluffy white head. Citrus, spice, and yeast. Everything subtle individually, but collectively there’s big taste here. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Location: Draft at Franklin Tap, 6/17/14

Aroma: It has a mostly Belgian yeast and spice aroma, with some light hops
Appearance: This one has a murky orange colored pour, with some light/ streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is yeast and spice as well, light sweet, and light bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, with an okay mouthfeel, and a plus carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall, I was a little disappointed by this beer. There’s too much spice here, and it just doesn’t lead to a tasty/balanced beer. To be honest, I expected a better example of the style from Bells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is musty dirt and Belgian spicy esters, a hint of floral earthy hops. Taste follows, dirty and not so well balanced. This is probably the worst Bells beer I have ever had, a definite miss for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draught at Beer Trappe. Light yeasty Belgian ale with some light hop and musty finish. Decent. Bit subtle for a Belgian style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Sample at Bell’s on 5/18/14. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove and creaminess. Banana and clove flavor with slight pepper before a thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Friend got me a growler from the brewery. Very nice light ale with some spice and citrus notes in the flavor. Smelled a lot like barnyard and outdoors. Bright, fresh and easy drinking.

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