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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Pint at Growl Movement in Salem OR. $4.00 Clear copper color ale with a small lighter tan head. Not much aroma. What there is light toffee, leaves and nuts. Taste is the same as the nose. Light and malt. A touch of English hops. Mouth feel is fine for style. Nice English bitter.

2
ffbot (442) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Out of a growler. Pour is a semi clear light brown, small head that last 1/3 of the ways through the drink and leaves sloppy lacing. Smell is kinda bland of malt and caramel, basically like an amber. Taste follows. Not specifically "bitter" or whatever. It’s aight

2.8
stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2016
Lightly bitter with grain and cereal notes, it could have been really good but there were these terrible mettalic/soapy notes too.

3.5
j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin white head. Soft caramel and a bit of malt on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft nutty malt, a bit of toast. Light bitterness into the finish. Easy and clean.

3.2
GRM (4179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2016
Glass, 16-ounce, drunk at Old Major, breakfast with the brewer, trip to the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 24 2015; eye: brown, hazy, nice sheet of mocha head, average lacing; nose: malt, light hops, slight caramel; mouth: malt, light hops, slight caramel, finale in malt with light presence of hops, medium body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 16 onces, en fût, bue chez Old Major, déjeuner avec le brasseur, voyage pour le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 24 septembre 2015; œil : brun, trouble, belle couverture de mousse moka, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt, léger houblon, très léger caramel; bouche : malt, léger houblon, très léger caramel, finale en malt avec légère présence de houblon, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.5
944play (427) - Portland, Oregon, 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.

3.4
daniele (9660) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tap bel ambrato leggermente velato cereal lieve tostato lieve astringenza media secchezza amaro medio

3.8
beersearcher (2383) - 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.

2.6
batneil (787) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pale golden, a bit too fizzy. Not much flavour really, but drinkable enough. In fairness I only had a taster.

2.5
bytemesis (9240) - 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.


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