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Bellís Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

slang's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2010
12 oz single. Rich cooper/deep golden in light. Nose of everything great; booze mostly, but malts for sure and a hint of hops too. Mainly heat and sweet malts in the palate. Beautifully simple. Kudos & Congrats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5672) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Copper color with just a hint of haze. Taller, lasting, smooth whipped cream looking, beige head. Big malt and big hops aromas. Part of me want to say barleywine and the other American strong. The citrus beats out the dark berries, so American strong wins. Sweet fruity start. Caramel and herbal hops mingle in. A bit sharp on the tongue. Menthol in the finish. I liked this more when I didnít think about it. Sometime I think things get over analyzed and we forget to just enjoy. Congrats Bellís on 25 years. Hope to be around for the next 25! 7/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to the man of the moment, 15/01/16. Lightly hazed amber orange with a moderately appointed off white covering. Nose is sweet malt, light smoke, biter orange, caramel, spice, fruit rinds. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, earthy notes, vanilla truffles, toffee sauce, spice, fruit loaf. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok stronge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18721) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kennyís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Hazed golden orange coloured pour with a small loose white head. Aroma is toffee, farmyard grains, toffee apple, spicy menthol. Flavour is composed of harsh grains, alcohol solvent, toffee, spicy apple. Palate is grainy, highish carbonation, semi sticky sweet, Lingering mint. Ok. Little age on show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle share at Kennyís 20K, thanks to Ken. As íBells 25th Anniversaryí, Iíve written down 9.8%. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, small ring of tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is toffee, floral - rose in particular. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste follows the nose - toffee with a dry, floral, chalky, papery dimension. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kennyís 20K celebrations @Chrisoís, thanks to Kenny. It pours a clean ruby copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly roasty with notes of raisins and almonds. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly tangy in the finish with notes of almonds raisins and lemon leaves. Light I medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ken at his 20K tasting. It pours clear deep amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is rich, sweet, earthy, toasted malt, stewed orange, peach, sherbet, fruit cake and some marzipan. The taste is bitter, earthy, leather, toffee, dried fruits, fruit cake and some warming alcohol through the finish. Medium + body and fine carbonation. Not as much depth as I was expecting, but it drinks pretty easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Amber colour lasting white head. Smells of cheese funnily enough. Hoppy. Toffee. Some ok toffee. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle to glass. String, thick, chewy, sticky malty aroma. Hazy deep orange to red. Medium off white head, mostly large bubbles. Taste is oalery, thin, not good. Mediocre

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