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Bells Sparkleberry
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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A blend of Sparkling Ale and Raspberry Ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tab at Busters! Pours a clear reddish with a small white head. Aroma of dry raspberry with some Belgian spice. Taste of dry tart raspberry some sweetness in there with Belgian yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Tap at Busters. Orange pour with a small head. Red berries and melon in the nose and taste. Crisp and effervescent palate. Yum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (628) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
From notes. On tap at the Eccentric Café on June 13. The pour is a reddish gold with a minimal head and lace. The aroma is a little strange. There is a maltiness, maybe yeastiness?, that overpowers the fruitiness here. The fruitiness is on the front, but then just gets overpowered. The flavor is more sweet and fruity, but carries that strange maltiness with it. The mouth feel is thin and slick, with a really sweet malty aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Draft sample. Poured a clear reddish color with an average off-white fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet berry and yeast aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart berry flavor with a medium to heavy berry tart finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Dark brownish red pour with white thin head and lots of lively bubbles rising. Aroma of sour belgian yeast, melon, lemon, tart berries. Surprisingly low carbonation, medium body, finishes pretty clean. The raspberry and sparkling ale are both evident in the flavor but it works well together too. The belgian yeasts are sour and taste bitter, making the tart of the raspberry ale more subtle. Somewhat astringent, cough drop like flavor on finish. Decent to have one every once in a while but not as good as the sum of its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013. Amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of raspberries, yeast, sugar and sweet malt. Taste of fresh prickly raspberries, bready yeast and light alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3422) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
On draft at the GTMW2013 pre-party. It pours a hazy amberish color with a white head. Aroma of some belgian fruity esters, mild raspberry and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and tart, with some tart raspberry notes. Full bodied, lively carbonation. Overall, It’s fine but not really my bag.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. pours a light brown with a fizzy head. blueberry raspberry and honey taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear caramel amber with some white, foamy head. Nose is floral, rose petal, honey, breakfast cereal, berry. Flavor is very floral, rose water, berry, lemon, honey, melon. Fruity finish. Chick beer, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Sample at GABF. Smell is wheat with lite mixed berry. Frutiy blueberry (prominent) with other mixed berry. Sweet but not at all cloying. Light and crisp malty finish.


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