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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ffbot (383) - 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. Its aight

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (1007) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9890) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3887) - 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 FRANAIS Verre, 16 onces, en ft, bue chez Old Major, djeuner avec le brasseur, voyage pour le Great American Beer Festival, savoure le 24 septembre 2015; il : brun, trouble, belle couverture de mousse moka, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt, lger houblon, trs lger caramel; bouche : malt, lger houblon, trs lger caramel, finale en malt avec lgre prsence de houblon, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, lgrement sucre, trs lgrement amre, texture coulante; en rsum : bien

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
944play (411) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft at Sprengers. 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8612) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tap bel ambrato leggermente velato cereal lieve tostato lieve astringenza media secchezza amaro medio

3.8
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (680) - - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (7570) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6683) - 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.


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