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Bells Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4492) - 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_ (4128) - 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 (3070) - 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 (1704) - 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 (15805) - Göteborg, 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 (4243) - 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 (6337) - 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 (5274) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
A surprisingly lackluster beer for their anniversary. Not much flavor, and whats there doesn’t mingle particularly well together

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy dark orangey with a small beige head. Aroma smells off, very oxidized, with hints of light fruits, some caramel and candied sugar. Flavour has lots of oxidation, caramel, some light fruitiness and stale hops. This one shouldn’t have been aged as it’s past its prime. I can tell this would have been quite stellar when fresh.


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