Bell's Twentieth Anniversary Ale

Formerly brewed at Bell's Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A special ale brewed to celebrate and commemorate our 20th Anniversary. We believe it's worthy of the honor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Crystal clear amber body with a small white creamy head. Aroma is appropriate given the style. For an amber this is nice -- i think i’ll have another.

Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. I was using this for a base liquid for pumpkin chili and decided to rate it. Pours a murky Amber. Nose is toffee and slight cardboard. Taste is sweet cardboard. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
> Weak, watery, mint long past its prime novelty tick

[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands ][ 7.12.14 ]
>> Pours murkier deep amber, weak foam, no retention. Nose is toffee, oxidized barleywine notes, lemon, cherry La Vie hard candies. Taste is extremely minty, no body, dead and drained. This one’s done.

>!< whore tick

phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Dan thought this was a barley wine, so he kept some around for a long time and admitted it was a mistake. But I’ll try it anyway. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head that fades fast. Aroma of caramel malts, tea leaves, cardboardy oxidation, tobacco, earth, and honey. Flavor of overripe fruits, caramel malts, cardboard, earth, tea, and minerals. Finishes dry. Light-bodied, with a leafy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. It’s actually held up all right for all this time.

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
bottle shared by phaleslu- thanks a ton peter- way to age this shit to perfection!%!@# aroma of sweet, oxidized, sherry bread. taste of doughy sweet watery oxidized caramel. way better than expected, given the age on this beer. smooth, creamy, sherry oxidation, atop a bready doughy whatever. nice enough. bonus points for holding up reasonably well over the yizearz.

Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I had 3 bottles of this, gave one away and drank one shortly after I got it. Sadly I didn’t rate it and so all this time I’ve had this sittling in the cellar. Aroma is caramel and toffee blend. Pours a nice amber color. Flavor is still good, nice malty sweet caramel, hops are subdued but still there. Palate is nicely still rich. Overall I can’t complain, my memory is that I loved this when I first had it and I still can’t complain.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Amber pour. Lots of caramel malt and some oxidation in the nose. Flavor is malty and oxidized. drinkable still, but not all that great.

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. It’s swet, malt and toffeeish to start followed by a bitter hoppiness. Medium bodied and warming.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by RLB. Pours a amber clear with a nice head. Toasty caramel aroma with toffee, and a slight papery stale oxidation with lame oxidized old fruity esters. Flavor is more toffee and caramel, crystal malts with a dryign leather earthiness, more oxidation and stale wet papery malts- grainy cracker like finish.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of DrnkMcDermott. This brew pours a murky dark copper hue with an offwhite moderate head that begins to dissipate. Aromas are pretty muted malty sweetness dominates. Taste is pretty mellow light citrus up front moving to a respectable carmel and biscuity malt backbone. Depleted. Smooth and sessionable but lacking any "oomph". Lighter medium bodied brew with decent bitterness on the end, Ehhhhh. Not my thing.

Sephiroth (66) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2008
The beer is, what else, amber in color. The aroma is of malty toffee, with earthy something, maybe hops or yeast. I just wish it wasn’t as faint. The taste is malty. The hops are there somewhere. Now I am pretty sure the hops are providing this recurring theme of earthiness. The mouthfeel is definitely thicker than the average amber ale. Since I like this beer, it is not too thick. If this were always available, I would always have it in my fridge. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2005 07:27:50

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