Magnolia Blue Bell Bitter
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Made with Maris Otter pale malt, several different crystal malts, and just a touch of black malt, Blue Bell boasts a rich malt complexity balanced by generous additions of British hops (Challenger, Northdown, and East Kent Goldings). The English malt and hops are a natural with our yeast strain and we add some mineral salts to the water to enhance authenticity. Fruity and caramel notes are present. Copper-hued and medium bodied, Blue Bell is a little on the strong side but still makes a fine session beer. It is also the first beer made at Magnolia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
944play (378) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft at Sprenger’s. Bright amber with ecru meringue. Distant nectar, root beer, and herbal nose. Groovy flavors of black tea, fresh herbs, and warm maple sugar. Perfectly clean, refreshing, and backed up with a satisfying minerality. 50+ beers available here, and I got two pints of this in a row. Even the burps are rewarding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6750) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tap bel ambrato leggermente velato cereal lieve tostato lieve astringenza media secchezza amaro medio

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
I really enjoyed this. Just full of grain and cereal notes with each sip. Light but not thin. Flavorfull as well. Good to have an un-hoppy beer to see the other side of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (496) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pale golden, a bit too fizzy. Not much flavour really, but drinkable enough. In fairness I only had a taster.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (4941) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Tap. Pours clear deep amber to hazel, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is nutty, bready, but of cardboard, grass. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, acidic cardboard. Medium body. Unfortunate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Amber color with foamy white head. Aroma of toasted grain and caramel/malt light yeast. Flavor is really nice of a simple bitter. Toasted grain, English malts with a light herbal finish. Very easy to drink and perfect for the warm season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a copper orange appearance with a light brown head. Some dms, cooked veggie in the aroma with a bit of toast but the aroma is pretty bland beyond the veggies. Pretty high sweetness. High carbonation. Some caramel and toffee notes. This one needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Tap, amber pour, small head, smells of bananas, bready, taste is caramel, some fruit. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Magnolia. Clear amber with a foamy head. Bready caramel aroma with light fruit. Taste is bitter with slightly sour bread notes, some floral notes, with a bitter and slightly metallic finish. Low carbonation, thin body. A good English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1328) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours an amber color with a bit of head. Mild hoppiness and a bit of malt.

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