Bell’s Brewery – Christmas Ale

Bell's Brewery - Christmas Ale

Bell’s BreweryChristmas Ale

Christmas Ale
ABV: 5.5%
Bottled on: 10/17/14
Tasting on: 12/6/14
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of earthy, but bright hops and ale yeast. Undertones of malt sweetness with notes of cherry and berry, and some malt dryness. 8/10

Appearance: Copper with an off-white head. Good clarity.  9/10

Flavor: Malt forward in the beginning with some dry and bready notes. Hops add balance and bitterness to the malt in the middle, before the hops rise with increased bitterness and hints of grapefruit at the end. Mild malt sweetness and hops linger in the aftertaste. 18/20

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. Minor alcohol. 8.5/10

Overall Impression: Well balanced, with complementary hop and malt profiles that give the beer enough range of flavors to be a versatile choice for holiday meals. 46/50

Final Score: 90%

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