Tag Archives: kalamazoo

Beer of the Day: Bell’s 25th Anniversary Ale

25th Anniversary Ale

Bell’s Brewery Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI

Amber Ale

8.5%

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Beer Reviews

Beer Of The Day: Two Hearted Ale

 

Two Hearted Ale

Bell’s Brewery

Kalamazoo, MI

India Pale Ale

7.1%

 

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is an American IPA.  It is massively hopped with centennial hops both during the boil and during fermentation. The house yeast adds to the beautiful citrus notes in this amazing beer. This calls for another shout out to Liz for introducing me to the Bell’s company. Thanks Liz!

Appearance – Cloudy, amberish orange color. Tiny bubbles with a one to two finger white head.

Smell – Very hoppy. Citrus and Floral dominate this beer. Slightly piney. Quite an amazing nose on this beer.

Taste – Nice and spicy. Good bittery hop with a good malt in the back ground to balance the flavors.

Mouth Feel – Stings at the beginning of the sip. Leaves a tingling after taste.  Leaves mouth feeling hoppy. Not very heavy, probably medium bodied.

Drinkability – This beer is very fun. Would love to be able to have a few bottles of this in the fridge at all times.

Leave a comment

Filed under Beer Reviews