Bell City Lenoir

Bell City Lenoir

Bell City Lenoir
Bell City Lenoir

The first problem you notice with this beer, before you even open it, is the fact it calls itself “sessionable” and lists its ABV at 6.5%. No.

“Sessionable” is such an ugly word anyway, so there’s no sense slapping it on your label if you don’t understand what it means.  Depending on who you speak with, a session beer is either less than 5.0% or 4.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV); something you can consume one-after-another in steady succession without getting hammered.

Bell City Lenoir — a self described Belgian Style Ale — uses candi sugar. Neat! … but not really.

This beer doesn’t work. The faint, caramelized sweetness is lost behind a dominant flavour of wet bread crust. The fruity aroma it promises… I don’t get any of it.

So not only is the beer too strong to be “sessionable,” but even if you could drink it all day without consequence, you probably wouldn’t want to.

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