Magnolia Blue Bell Bitter
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - 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 (2292) - 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 (1032) - 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 (700) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is almost non-existent, not really anything on the nose. Flavour is pretty much the same, with light toasted English malt - not a whole lot. Not much very inspiring about this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Cask at Mikkeller Bar SF. Murky brownish amber shade. Toffee and hops are my first impression, but there’s an interesting fruitiness somewhere in the middle. Dates or cherries may best describe it. A bit watery on the palate and slightly dry. Reminded me of beers back home with a slight US twist evident.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma is a little metallic and a little spicy. Not much else happening here. Transparent copper-orange body with a small, white head present. Starts with subtle metallic hop flavors, before it becomes pretty malty in the middle with Maris Otter. Finishes with a good, grassy hop flavor and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6027) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a copper brown colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops and toasted malts. Flavour of weak grassy hops, toasted malts, resin and loads of hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy malty finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1114) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Cask. Nice bitter-good malt backbone. Some toffee and hop finish. Good ESB interpretation.

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