Bell’s Christmas Ale

11 oz pour @ Taco Mac, East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA.
Firstly, $6.25 for the pour!! Discussed here;
http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3168840
Pour is an amber color with some nice clarity, good head and some nice lace. Looks tidy in the glass.
Nose gives a few notes of toffee and caramel and the tastes reflect that. The beer has a few nutty elements and is obviously and definitely malt based, but as for being a Scotch Ale I just don’t get it! If you are looking for some of those classic notes, then I think you will be horribly disappointed. If you are looking for a nice, simple, wintertime beer with some good levels of malt and a generally, sweet, malt based taste profile then you may well enjoy this beer. Don’t look for classic Scotch Ale notes.
The price is a whole other issue, and this may be a Taco Mac problem rather than a Bell’s problem, but at $9+ a pint this is one of the worst value drinks I recall EVERY buying.

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11/07/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.4 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.68
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