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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

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 64 | 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: 255 | Reviews: 44
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Photo of BB1313
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pkgd on 2/14/15. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep brown with some light getting through; small light tan head that fades leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas are pretty faint and subtle. All malts with hints of cocoa and caramel. The flavors is malty goodness, but doesn't have much else going on. More chocolate and caramel. Malts shine. Nothing too exciting. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation; creamy and fluffy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Very easy to drink.

Overall this isn't too interesting, but it is what it is. This is your traditional brown ale, just amped up.

Photo of GRPunk
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle from Copper Vine (batch 13923 date 2/14/15) poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint.

A- 1-finger tan head that drops to a light film. Murky, reddish-brown body with light carbonation. Pretty good lacing left on the glass.

S- Complex. Nutty, woody, maple syrupy, light roast coffee. Pretty bold for a brown ale.

T- Much as the aroma suggests, complex. A lot of caramel and toasted malts at first with lighter maple syrup and light roast coffee. Warmth amps up the sweeter qualities and brings a light alcohol warmth without getting harsh. Fairly clean finish from some leafy hops, especially clean considering the more powerful sweet aspects.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a light bite. Fairly creamy. Some smooth alcohol warmth and a dry finish.

O- It's a really drinkable brown ale. Straight forward, if not amped up. More a bold sipper than a session ale. A nice nightcap beer. I'd definitely pay for this beer again.

Photo of DanGeo
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barhoc11
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As others have said, this tastes like an amp'd up Best Brown. Not sure what this planet series is going for anymore.

Photo of elwatt2
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaiyote
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryancl
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sculls65
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Bottled on 2/14/15.

Appearance: Pours a dark and very hazy brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A toasty and roasty malt forward aroma with big hints of biscuit, nuts, and chocolate. Roasted barley malt with good hints of biscuit, toast, chocolate, nuts, grains, toffee, caramel, yeast, and slight coffee. Sweet hints of brown sugar and cream. Subtle dark fruit hints. Also some earthy and floral hop hints. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very toasty and roasty malt driven taste with good notes of biscuit, chocolate, and nuts. Roasted barley malt with good notes of biscuit, toast, nuts, chocolate, toffee, caramel, grains, coffee, and yeast. Notes of brown sugar sweetness along with some cream. Nice background presence of earthy and floral hops. Also some light dark fruit undertones. A very good brown taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and silky with a drying finish.

Overall: A really good imperial take on an American Brown Ale. Good toasty and roasty malt flavors with a nice hop background.

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

Photo of GOBLIN
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's ok, but not too impressed . . . Maybe because I consider Bell's Best Brown par for the course.

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

Photo of Tilly
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy brown pour into a snifter. Very small head, if any.
Sweet, malts. Fresh pumpernickel bread
Malty, coffee and mild but taste.
Mouth feel is simple, mild with some nice back mouth carbonation.
OK. I think I'll give this series another try. Not what I quite expected.

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NealCassady
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From bottle into a snifter, two finger tan head, opaque dark brown beer. Nose is yeast, bread, brown sugar, marzipan, light roast. Medium to full body for a brown, nice medium to low carbonation, enough to ensure the sweetness in not cloying. No hop flavor or bitterness detectable. Long caramel finish that lingers on the tounge. Nothing too complex, but very enjoyable.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackp_43
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRE680
2.36/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

This group of planet beers has not been one of my must have. I keep looking for one to be great but has of this date no luck....,

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity) from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.