25th Anniversary Ale
Bell’s Brewery Inc.
I got this beer shortly after Liz was awesome enough to introduce me to the Bell’s line-up. I don’t have much to say about this one so I will tell you what Bell’s say.
Celebrating 25 years of brewing, this strong amber ale carries on our tradition of flavorful, balanced beers. Brewed with 100% Michigan-grown barley, 25th Anniversary Ale starts with caramel & light toffee flavors. These are paired with generous kettle & dry-hop additions, yielding a crisp, assertive bitterness and hop flavors ranging from citrus, floral, and piney notes.
Appearance – Amber, dark red, one-finger beige head, good lacing.
Aroma, Citrus, Pine, Floral, slightly malty.
Taste – Tastes as it smells. A bit more malt in the mouth than in the nose. nice crisp bite up front with a good bitter finish in the end all the while keeping a good consistent malt presence.
Mouth Feel – Good carbonation and very smooth texture that lightly and pleasantly coats the mouth.
Drinkability – Great brew. Too bad this isn’t a year long brew and only a specialty release.