Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz brown bottle, no freshness date.
Hazed copper color with a good amount of foamy suds and good head retention from that as well. Smells fruity, hoppy and faintly buttery with a clean ester alcohol in back. Smooth with a medium to full body and slightly prickly carbonation. Underlying breath of alcohol with each sip. Hint of caramel within the maltiness yet there is more of a dry bready and toasted biscuit flavor. Hops come across with a balancing bitterness and a semi-pungent orange-mint combo flavor. Finishes a little bitter and dry.
I really do love strong ales like this where there is some balance and still drinkable. A thumbs up!
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2009 06:08:16 | More by Jason
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3.38/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Looks clear and dark amber while pouring, but fills a Dogfish Head snifter murky old bronze (SRM 17-18). Some yeast likely migrated to the glass. A scant white head leaves spotty lace and a thin white film.
Bell Ringer is quite malty with some hop resin and pine straw. Caramel and honeydew melon add to a dark tea aroma.
Light bitterness and tea aromas translate directly to the flavor profile. So much so that it is all that I perceive long into the finish.
Alcohol is as expected in this medium-bodied Strong Ale. A silky texture and acrid notes are brought out with soft fine carbonation.
This beer was sampled both fresh and after 2 ½ -years-age. Neither version was particularly notable, however, age did clean up some muddled flavors and added to complexity and the aroma. Alcohol did tone down as well. Both versions scored similarly.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 20:02:24 | More by SLeffler27
Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.