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Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity) - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)

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86
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 68 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 06-27-2014

The fourth release in our Planets Series shines the spotlight on specialty malts, while the hops take on more of a supporting role. Brewed with seven different varieties of malt and hopped for a balanced bitterness, this Imperial Brown Ale has bready, biscuity, toasty notes along with light chocolate and roast flavors. This beer is robust, warming and satisfying like the piece of music it was named after.
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Ratings: 270 | Reviews: 46
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 02/15/2015 printed on the back label. The fourth beer in the Bell's planet series of beers, this one an American Brown Ale.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a semi-thick ruddy caramel; appears a very murky & muddy caramel brown in the glass with about a finger of quickly waning bubbly tan head. Leaves behind some moderate scattered spotty lacing. Looks pretty nice for the style.

S - Definitely a malt bomb - crusty brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and maybe just a hint of floral alcohol and/or yeast. Slightly ashy & burnt.

T - Taste follows the nose: malty, brown bread, bread crust, caramel, toffee, coffee grounds. Dirty & earthy, lightly herbal, with a slight metallic note on the end. Very subtle melony, fruity hop presence is noted towards the end also.

M - The feel is smooth & creamy enough. Leans more toward the fuller side of medium-bodied, with semi-hefty carb. Not quenching or highly drinkable, with a modest 8.00% abv.

Overall, a simple and standard, if slightly amped up version of a regular American brown ale. Not unique or special, but I suppose it hits it's mark. Recommended to fans of the style, and those looking to complete the series, but otherwise I would not seek this out.

Bell's Jupiter -----4/5.

Photo of utopiajane
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin tan head that fell fast but left spotty lacing. Cloudy murky brown color. Nose is multigrain bread crust with a touch of sweetness and dark fruits. Taste is light brown sugar, rich crisp malt. Juicy middle. Slight hops bitter for balance. Finishes malty and sweet and way too easily. Breaddy. Bitterness lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is medium heavy with some chewiness.

Photo of CorgiDad
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harvey98
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aProtagonist
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice caramel colored head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a slightly creamy residue. The beer itself is an opaque dark brown that looks pretty nice.

The beer has a very malty smell to it. The main note appears to be a caramel and toffee note. Other malty notes are a bit bready but they are overwhelmed by the caramel and toffee. The smell also includes a floral hop note to it.

The taste is very similar to the smell. Strong caramel and sweet toffee notes dominate the other malt notes. The hops are still floral and mix very well with the sweeter malt notes. Additionally, the beer also has a chocolate note that comes out and blends a little with the dominant notes.

The mouthfeel is heavy bodied with biting carbonation. The drink is smooth with less viscosity than you would expect even though it is a bit viscous.

Overall, a fairly strong brown ale from bell's and much better than the other offerings in the planetary series. Recommended.

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4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bootsdomino
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieTH
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Turbid brown pour topped with a fast receding cafe tan foam. It looks like a brown ale. Smells strongly of caramel, along with biscuits, hazelnuts, grain and earth. Taste is toffee-caramel lightly toasted hazelnuts, milk chocolate and earthy faintly chocolate milk sweet. Hop keeps this malty dog dry and not overly sweet. Medium mouthfeel is quite creamy but at the same time bright and nearly effervescent, it holds together well. Well I'm glad I re-entered the planetary fray! I had bowed out after the Venus debacle but hey, this is a great brown ale. 8% ABV! Not a hint of that.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nipiazza
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of streeter
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer. Very solid Brown ale.

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Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity) from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.