Bell's Batch 8000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Westsidethreat:
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours an intriguing butterscotch color with a bunch of crap floating in it. Overall the beer is quite hazy. Head is a good ¼ inch of tight, snow white bubbles. So far so good.
S: Lots of coriander on the nose mixed with an overall wheaty aroma. Dried orange peel, lemon zest and black pepper also play a part.
T: Begins with a whole lot of tutti fruity which seems to be the overall theme. The coriander, honey and orange peel play a really predominant roll. Really friggin sweet, almost too much so. Its almost like a saison with a bunch of sugar added to it. As some of the sugar dies down and the saison traits flare up, yeasty characteristics take shape. But the yeast is much more saisonish than witbeerish. Final stages, the beers seasonings really lay it on thick across the tongue. Not so much to smother, but certainly enough to get noticed.
M: Full, creamy mouthfeel.
D: Bizarre beer. Nobody can knock this beer for being bland or not flavorful. Its a bit too much for me. I could see this beer being very cloying after a period of time. With all that said, I love experimental, radical or different beers. I appreciate what Bells has done here and give them kudos for making something a bit different.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2007 03:46:23 | More by Westsidethreat
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3.13/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Thanks for this one, Derek.
The beer is hazy orange in color with a small white head. Strong aromas of orange peel and coriander come through. It’s decently bready, but also fairly stale. Really not much left to the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor. Stale sugar and bread with a hint of toast. The orange peel and coriander are really the only saving graces to this beer. Sort of lifeless in terms of the mouthfeel as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2012 01:19:48 | More by womencantsail
Bell's Batch 8000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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