Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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Reviews by acrawf6:
3.98/5 rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out a dark brownish amber with some haze and a small tan head.
Smell. Strong citrus hoppiness, mostly of grapefruit. Nice aroma with good contrasts of the grapefruit tartness and caramel sweetness.
Taste. Flavor is hoppy, but the bitterness is surprising relatively low. Notes of fruit, spices and chocolate are what i first get going with the hop flavor- i still get the grapefruit, but not nearly as much as from the aroma. As it warms, it gets a little buttery, like buttered pecan ice cream or butterscotch. Aftertaste has a drying aspect, with a roasted character to it that is just slightly smokey.
Mouthfeel. Body is full, but not as full as others. Nice level of carbonation, and good balance.
Overall, a good beer that is interesting, and still has a good level of drinkability. Smells like a double ipa, but tastes like an american strong ale, I think this one would fit fine for many extreme beer drinkers no matter what side they prefer- hops or malts, as I think this one has good amount of both. Maybe this is a mild double english ipa...
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2008 01:23:57 | More by acrawf6
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3.61/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop has really turned me onto this brewery's beers. I am finding them to be really worthwhile, especially at their price point.
From the bottle: "Handcrafted. Every Beer. Every Drop. Every Time."; "Our high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5%abv and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!"
A goblet, eh? That sounds like a challenge! I have not broken out a goblet in a while, but I am happy to take up the goblet gauntlet. Holy Heavy Foam, Batman! My goblet may have proven stronger than their Strong Ale, but I backed off and allowed it to settle some before proceeding. I have to admit, though, that the density of the head was phenomenal, creating a mound of dense, rocky, light-tan head with excellent retention. Nose was rich with caramel and toffee notes as well as a decent alcohol burn that tickled my nostrils. Color was a cloudy orangish-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). Mouthfeel seemed to be on the thin side and man, it brought the heat right from the outset! This would have been illegal to make and sell in South Carolina up until recently and they seem to be making up for lost time. I hold with my initial assessment about it being rich and malty sweet, but I was not getting much in terms of hops. My goblet was ringed with dense lacing as I drank. Phew! Finish kept up the heat, then slowly reduced to near candy-like sweetness. One of these will be plenty, thanks.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 15:55:30 | More by woodychandler
Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.