The Oracle - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
12 oz bottle, bottled August 23, 2010, sampled August 31, 2010, poured into an Ommegang glass. Shared with a friend because of limited beer.
Pours clear and deep amber red with an average off white head and great lacing.
Faint aroma of malts and hops initially, but as the beer warmed, I could detect more prominent citrusy and grassy hop aroma riding on a solid malt base.
Bittersweet: the beer is well hopped and it is a bitterness blast but the malty sweetness never fades, until a medium dry and very bitter finish. For a beer this malty, the finish is amazingly clean. Overall balanced, but tilting towards flavorful hoppy bitterness, as is suitable for the style.
Perfect to style: decently carbonated, yet not overly crisp; between smooth and crisp, I would call it smooth, even creamy.
Could've had a few, had it not been for alcohol which is well masked; but more importantly, and unfortunately, there was just one 12 oz. bottle between myself and a friend!
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2010 05:47:00 | More by tewaris
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