Bells Sparkleberry
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
A blend of Sparkling Ale and Raspberry Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Light, tart, fruity, effervescent, slight malt. A good summer slugger but not much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Maduro, pre-GTMW. I’m a sucker for fruit beers. This is a fun one and at nearly 8%, one that can cause trouble. Big raspberry nose and taste. Smooth, different and good. Some Belgian spice and malt comes through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Big sweet amd raspberry. Overly sweet sugary somw dry wood in the finish. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2761) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Sampled at 2013 MBG Summer Festival. Aroma is mostly raspberry with a hint of spicy yeast. Taste is moderately sweet. Lots of fizzy raspberry, like sparkling raspberry wine I guess. Spicy yeast finish, very dry. Not bad but definitely not my kinda beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (577) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Subtle flavors of fruit, green peppercorns, and a slight dryness and complexity from the Belgian yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate raspberry, other fruits, a hint of lemon, and a touch of Belgian yeast. It pours and transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of raspberry and other fruits. It finishes with some Belgian yeast, light spice, and some faint grass. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sample at Eccentric. Pour is a reddish orange with a small head and aromas of fruit. Flavor is very fruity with a decent amount of booze to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; a mostly transparent orange with white head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells doughy and spicy. Tastes like it smells, only better, with some Belgian yeast notes. Not getting much raspberry though. Solid on the palate with a slightly tart mouthfeel. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
At the Eccentric Cafe. Pours amber with a pinkish tint. Nose involves dusty yeast and plenty of citrus. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, and quite bitter. Well carbed, medium body, with a nice pucker factor on the end along with a dry, dusty bitterness. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap at Bells. Very nice aroma of raspberries, with a little bit of bubblegum. Pours a somewhat reddish copper in color.. Taste is almost all raspberry. Pretty good beer, finish is less dry than I expected. Not bad.

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