Bells Red Nose ESB
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Live Rate
Deal w/ it

Deep red good head & good lace.

Aroma has a real nice subdued sweetness & some toffee. Leaf rot & fruity hops play the biggest role here though.

The flavor is hop driven, similarly to two hearted in some ways, lower on bitterness... Bigger on malt with some toastiness and toffee, but fruity and mildly sweet in the same ways. Goodness... in some ways I prefer it to Two Hearted.

A really good beer somewhere between an ESB & an American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Cerises de terre, houblons herbacés, belle onctuosité et une amertume cohérente. Bel ensemble, haute buvabilité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1439) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft at crunchy's. Clear copper with a light beige head. Sweet fruit aroma. Bright and light with a mild grain finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at Bells. Amber with no head. Aroma is pine, funk. Taste is tart lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop finish. Nice and refreshing for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (328) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
The red nose pours a clear ruby red with a beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is grapefruit and loads of hops. The flavor is also grapefruit and hops. Overall this is a nice beer if you enjoy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (526) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Sampled my wife’s draft pint. Medium bodied, crisp, bitter; sweet finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1937) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a light red with creamy white head. Aromas of sweet strawberries and citrus. Nice sweet malty flavours with a pine-forward hoppiness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at Trion. Fruity floral orange and caramel malt aroma. . Hazy copper with a small off-white head, great lacing. Fruity orange malt flavor. Medium creamy body, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1176) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap for the Bell’s beer dinner at Grange in Ann Arbor. An amber beer with a white head. Floral and citrus hop aroma. Flavor is also strong on fresh floral and citrus hops with a nice bitterness. Due to the same hops, this was described as being similar to Two Hearted, and that’s quite accurate. Really a great beer; it especially stood out when paired with the cheese at the dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1110) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap. Pours a brilliant copper/amber/crimson with a fairly substantial khaki head that leaves some intricate lacing. Nose involves some light floral and pine hop notes, toasted malts, and touches of berry-fruit notes. Fairly bitter with some sweetness to balance. Lighter bodied, crisp, vibrant, with a lengthy clean bitterness on the end. Really nice brew, great with pub fare and easy drinking.

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