Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
7.0% ABV (a relatively new thing from the old 7.1)
Batch # 10064 poured into a Bell's tulip on 11/18/2010.
This review is special because this beer is special. This is one of the few top-notch beers that are never hard to find and never fail to delight. Strangely Bell's batch finder is returning an error for the batch number entered but I am positive that it was bottled within a month, because the previous batch of this ale is about that old.
Slightly hazy, amber orange colored with a moderate dull white head with medium retention and excellent lacing.
Smells of tropical fruit, specifically mango, along with massive citrus and some dry hopping induced grassy notes. Perhaps some malty sweetness is present too. A very good aroma but not strong enough.
Bitter, and flavorfully so, with some sweetness that combined with hops gives an impression of tropical fruit and lemon peel. Nothing too complex, but very good! The finish is not bone dry, but is still very clean with some residual bitterness and citrus flavor. Slightly warming.
Medium body because of a good malt backbone, with perfect carbonation and crispness.
Alcohol is a little on the high side; otherwise I could keep drinking this without getting bored.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2010 07:41:04 | More by tewaris
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4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Two Hearted Ale fills a Blue Point snifter with hazy amber (SRM 6-8) while occasional columns of tiny bubbles add to the ¼ inch, pale orange, creamy head that quickly dissipates.
The aroma is dominated by apricot, followed by fresh orange and clear, but minimal, grapefruit and floral notes.
This offering is quite bitter up front with an equal balance of citrus flavors. Crisp and clean, with a light apricot finish that lingers. Slight warming ushers in the grapefruit flavors.
The medium body and dry finish accentuates a rough texture and light prickly carbonation.
Two Hearted Ale clearly deserves its reputation. One can easily imagine how a fresher example would be exquisite. Three months from bottling, this one still delivers while unwinding after a long day.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 12:16:38 | More by SLeffler27
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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