Bell's Batch 8000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
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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