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Bells Raspberry Ale
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
On tap at Az Wine Co
Appearance: Clear reddish color with a nice sized foamy pink head and good lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Fresh raspberries
Taste: Raspberry with some tartness
Very nice, dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2003 Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Light cloudy pink with a nice pinkish white head. Has a very tart raspberry aroma with lots of yeast. Opens up with a medium-dry raspberry flavor (surprise!) and some dry yeast flavors work their way in as well. Has a hint of vanilla on the palate and a slight touch of very dry cream-like malt flavoring, though it is only a glimpse. Wow, if they only would have added more of this malt flavor, this beer would be a champion. Stays very tart and ends dry and mildly sour. I was very pleased to find this beer not sickeningly sweet as I find many other fruit beers to be. Well made beer. Medium-light body is not terribly impressive, but flavor is real enough. Obviously lacking in malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sampled at the Richmond 17th Gathering.Clear pinkish pour with ring of white head. Good earthy tartness is balanced by the raspberry sweetness. Overall, a very nice clean light beer that showcases raspberries. Not overly tart, acidic, or sour. Just raspberry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
GABF 2009. Clear dark red color with a small, fading pinkish head. Aroma is lots of raspberries, not particularly sweet. Flavor is raspberries, a little more sour than sweet, without much else really to it. Fairly dry on the palate with medium-light body and medium-high carbonation. Decent but I expect more from Bells.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Tap at Maduro pre-GTMW party. The beer pours to a lightly hazy medium red body with a small white head that fully dissipates. The aroma is leafy hops, cherry and raspberry, and not much else. The flavor is leafy hops, raspberries and cherries, with a subtle vanilla. The beer has a nice light sweetness and subtle sourness. Light body that finishes clean. Watery at little bit, with a fizzy carbonation. Balanced mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Medium pinkish amber with little head at the Richond Gathering. Light raspberry aroma. Flavor is a match. Refreshing, dry, well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
tap at RBWG-deep red with a fizzy pink head. looks really fru-fru if you ask me however it something out of the ordinary in terms of appearance. dry raspberry nose some peppers. really dry faint raspberry sprtizy flavors-spritizy palate which is to be expected for this-a bit lf lactic sweetness. a decent quafer but nothing i would really seek out. novel and cool i got to try it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours a pretty deep red color with a small but well retained head. The aroma has a lot of nice earthy and sweet raspberry notes and some very mild yeastiness. The flavor is nicely tart with loads of fresh raspberry flavor and a light sourness and only a mild sweetness. As it warms it gets grainy and yeasty and flavors just sort of muddle up a bit making it less exciting as say the first half of the pint. A pretty nice Raspberry beer, loads more interesting than the typical "Raspberry Wheat" but something entirely different than say Raspberry Tart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Draft @ Maduro, GTMW pre-party. Slight haze, ruby body with pink head. The aroma is loaded with fresh, ripe raspberries. The flavor is mildly sweet and one-dimensionaly raspberries. Thin, slightly watery texture with a bit of seedy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2005
On tap at Bells (Eccentric Cafe). Red body, thin off-white head. Light aroma of raspberry syrup, the subtlety likely due to the cold temperature this was served at. Raspberry syrup flavor, sweet but not overtly so, and a bit tart, with light bready malts and earthy hops becoming especially apparent in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied. A better-than-average Raspberry Ale though nothing unique.


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