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Roundhouse Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Roundhouse Ale
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: luciusgilmer on 02-25-2009)
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a deep reddish orange. a touch hazy but mostly clear. a foamy off white head that hung around for a long time.

Smell: citrus hops, toffee, caramel malts. the sweet and bitter are both strong

Taste: again its a battle between big bitter hops and strong sweet malts. citrus hops, toffee and caramel, a nice little touch of alcohol. Nicely balanced and definitely delicious

Mouthfeel: starts of with a slight bitterness but quickly gives way to an extremely nice sweet and creamy feel. not overly hot or heavy.

Overall: Bell's should release their imperial red ales more often and in bottles. This beer is amazing and so is this one goes to eleven. a beer similar to these as a seasonal release would be killer

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 15:32:34 | More by SportsandJorts
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On draft.
A: not much head but some pleasant lacing. Also the beer is much darker in color than youd expect for the style
S: I just don't think it has as much of that standard citrus pine smell you get in other ales like this. Just think in contrast to something like a fresh hopped beer from Stone
T: the taste however is there. Right on. Delicious citrus peal and bitterness that lingers. Really good here
M: normal. A bit of carbonation.
O: I think if you're going in this style you've got to go big. The taste is right on but it falls short on the aroma and overall experience. But I guess that's what HopSlam is for!!

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Update:

Let us now sing the praises of the Roundhouse! Seriously, I loved this beer.

This pours with an intense malty caramel color. There’s hints of grapefruit and pine notes. It’s green and dank in all the right ways, with a slightly spicy peppery whisper. Each sip has this wonderful combination of grapefruit and pine with the right amount of carbonation to keep it light. Wonderful finish. Just fantastic all around. My favorite beer of the holidays.

Formerly (this is why I take notes. I forgot that I had this before. Loved it then as I love it now!):

I kept thinking about this brew long after I had it. In fact, I went back to the Eccentric Café on Oberon day of all times hoping for another pint of it. Alas, they removed it from the board. Here’s hoping it comes back—in bottle form, so I can take some with me to share and enjoy!

This pours a dark ruby-amber color. I get a thick resiny grapefruit-pine hop aroma. The flavor strikes a pleasing balance between malt and hop, with a great piney-resiny flavor that emerges. I thought this brew was simply wonderful, an all around enjoyable RedPA that raised the bar on my expectations for the style.

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A- An deep ruby red with a light khaki head. Good degree of clarity.

S- Sweet caramel malts with a citrus hop presence to match. Very juicy, really gets your mouth watering.

T- Nice short bitter punch that is quickly overtaken by the sweet malts and the citrus of the hops. Very smooth and easy drinking.

M- Medium but on the heavier end of medium. Still surprisingly easy drinking, glad they have the ABV at 7% any more would take away from the drinkability.

O- Another outstanding beer from Bell's that should be available in bottles. It is definitely more of a red IPA than a higher hopped Red ale. But what ever you call, call it delicious.

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Roundhouse Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.