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Bells Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 409   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As Bells Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale ].
[ Vintage ]. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, dried fruit, caramel, malt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to light moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, dried fruit, malt, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light light alcoholic. [20160115]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small head. Aroma is mild spiced, herbal and caramelish to toasted malty.Bitter, fruity and slight caramelish. Bitter and dense fruity into a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dired fruits and bread with notes of burnt sugar. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of spices and hops. Spicy and hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Intensely herbal hop aroma. Solid body, sweet malt, somewhat honeyish again with an not entirely pleasant herbal hoppiness. Bitter finish. Not the most refined DIPA. 250711

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sweetish hoppy weak piney aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel anda dark fruit flavor with bitter hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
25th February 2011
Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Fresh malt base with a little dried fruit. Somewhat German like! Fresh and fairly neutral palate. A little generic fruit with some aniseed. The fruit tastes a little crystallised. Not bad at all. Really reminds me of a fresh German Beer but turned up to 11.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Greg, in the presence of Mr. Obama. Deep golden color, medium solid white head. Aroma of forests and meadows. Taste is profound hops and malt, very extreme on both. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting in London. Big thanks to the man of the hour for this beer! Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. The nose is a little papery, with note of bread and citrus. Moderately sweet, somewhat boozy, with touches of lime peel, white bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, with alcohol-soaked citrus fruits, orange, simple pale bread. Just OK overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (17152) - 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.


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