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Sparkling Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Sparkling Ale

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Overall: 8.70/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.70/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Belgian Tripel

ABV: 9.00%

Season: Winter

Have Another: 100%

1,167 beers rated with a 7.80 average
  • 8.70/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Gold
  • Poured clear with a nice half glass of white and frothy foam. Retention was okay with some lacing that left it mark but not much.

    Aroma is spicy with a bit of clove while there are ample fruits. Sort of cross between light and dark: banana being the most prevalent.

    Taste isn't alcoholic like I expected. Some spice with it mainly coming late but not overpowering the fruits, which have a similar profile as the aroma. The fruits are there in one shape or another throughout.

    Beer is thick and heavy with a good kick of carbonation. A bit dry but also a little syrupy. I wouldn't say cloying but darn tootin' close.

    Another solid offering from Bell's. Sort of mad for only picking up one at the time as I had never heard of this beer. The price point makes this beer even better. In spite the alcohol a couple of these would be yummy. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 21:47:51
  • Tasted: Monday, October 18, 2010
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle