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Bells Twentieth Anniversary Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special ale brewed to celebrate and commemorate our 20th Anniversary. We believe it's worthy of the honor.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
An amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet spicy - which includes notes of ginger, but also light notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet malty and again quite spicy with ginger standing out.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Medium body with some caramel and then nothing. This beer really fades to become bland and superflouos. 290806

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazzy amber with moderate off-white head. Moderate sweet well balnced aroma. Medium to full body with creamy texture. Full flavor of spice and malt with a moderate bitter finish. Interesting brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2005
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light pine, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, peach, some grapefruit. Light-medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
12-oz. bottle batch 7040. Pours amber with a small rocky off-white head and lined lacing. Yeast (dough) and light fruity hop aroma, sweet caramel malt and buttery, some sour DMS notes. Medium bitter and acidic, slightly astringent hoppy and earthy yeast flavor, caramel malt and butterscotch, DMS notes. Medium bodied and slightly dry, spicy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11284) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured. Quite clear. Dense beige head. Citrus, sweetness, fuits and light spices in the nose. Flavour of herbs, caramel, sweetness, light alcohol and light spice. Medium bodied with some light watery notes. Citric and dry end with light bitternotes. Thanks to BBB63 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottles acquired in a few trades. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Subtle aromas of caramel, oranges, and dough. Tastes of oranges, caramel, toffee, and cookie dough. Flavors definitely stronger than the aromas. Medium sweet with a light hopiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11169) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Dark orange/copper color with a thin and lasting off-white head. Thin lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and maple syrup. Light-bodied and kind of creamy with malt and caramel flavors outright. There is a light hops bitterness in the background as well as a hint of roastiness. The finish is very sweet and lingering. Despite my personal hope that they would do something a little more "dramatic" to celebrate, this is a well-made beer and in the upper eschelon for the style. Congrats to Bell’s on 20 years!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/07/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 Beers on the Wall

light burnt orange with a slight haze, scant beige head, lightly sweet malt aroma, oxidized caramel malt flavor, rich caramel character starts to develop a bit of sweetness, balancing bitterness leads to a long bitter finish, not much character overall

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
It’s an experiment of sorts. Peachy colour and there’s head and lace. Strong carbonation. Definite hop and bittterness, and lemon peel, overall drying finish.


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