Bell’s Sparkling Ale

Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
Sparkling Ale
Tripel
9.0% ABV
bottle

The holiday season has arrived.

Marketed as an “American Tripel,” this seasonal release is firmly in the Belgian tradition. Light and slightly hazy in the glass, the aroma is an unmistakable yeasty combination of sweaty laundry, banana peels, and wet hay. Bell’s has wisely christened this a “Sparkling Ale,” since “Refined Belgian Juggernaut” probably wouldn’t appeal to most buyers stocking their fridges for Thanksgiving and beyond. Bring it to family gatherings! The goofy name will appeal to your beer-ignorant relatives, the Belgian taste will satisfy you, and the high alcohol content will mollify grandma.

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~ by Perry S. on December 8, 2009.

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