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Bells Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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We started in 1985 with a soup pot, a dream, and quite honestly a prayer. Thank God we made it! Please enjoy this special ale made with Michigan-grown barley malt and celebrate with us.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Color is a nice orange and murky, white head. Aroma is a sweet thick alcohol. Taste is thick and sweet, with a sweet thick finish. Doesn't feel like a high abv. Finish is smoky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The beer is copper hued, with a decent sized head and random traces of lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers a heavy malt bill, with some hops and alcohol. This definitely smells like an American strong ale. Similar to Bigfoot in some regards. The flavor is nice, and feels more potent than 8.5%. I would say the beer is hop forward, though there is a formidable malt showing. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, with a pronounced hop presence throughout. This beer almost drinks like an imperial IPA with a strong malt bill. Tasty stuff. A good beer to split with a friend. Cheers! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-11-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malts and some fruitiness. a bit sweet with a hint of spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2559) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of larsniclas. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and slightly malty with cereal, plums, peaches, slightly dry grass, lemon zest and moist wood. Taste is sweet and bitter with cereal, grapefruit rinds, white sugar, oatmeal, orange zest, grapes, plums, moist wood and white bread. Mouthfeel is round, tiny tart, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny tart and salty with cereal, grapefruit rinds, plums, oatmeal, lemon zest and grape skins.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark orange amber with a small head. The aroma holds oranges, peach, cookies, honey and light caramel. Maybe some bread spices. The flavor is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of orange, flowers, some fruits, resin, bread, caramel, honey and light cookie dough. The mouthfeel is soft with a light to medium carbonation. Spicy hop finish. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1512) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours cloudy amber with a small pink head. Smells caramel malty. Tastes caramel, abit bitter and stale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Hazy copper/amber beer, small offwhite head. Cork aroma, malty, roasted, bready, hay, rubber notes. Malty, bready flavor, hay, spices, some cork. A bit strange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours clear deep amber with a great beigish had leaving lace. Aroma is sweet malty fruity apricotes candy peaches slightly citric and piny. Flavor is malty sweet bitter fruity astringent grainy a bit pungent. Finishes bitter oeppery and a bit sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Hazy golden. Soapy aroma. Some nuts. Caramel and notes of menthe. Some grassy hops. Pretty light body. Orange and peaches.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Super big beer nice dark color clear, thin head. This was a super beer with a good stong ale nice malts and will age well.


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