Bell in Hand Ale

Bell in Hand Ale is an American Amber / Red made by Sam Adams exclusively for Boston’s Bell in Hand Tavern, purported to be the nation’s oldest tavern.  The appearance is a deep amber and the nose caramel malt.  The palate is your basic red and well balanced, with a good sweet malt and bitter hop finish.  If you’re doing the tourist thing in Boston or just want some good patriotic drinking it’s a must try.  The Bell in Hand is a great historic spot despite looking like it has been extensively updated, though of course this is better than leaving it to degrade.

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