Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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Reviews by cbak999:
3.58/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A : Poured with a 1/2" of head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Color is deep orange to amber.
S : Very bready and doughy, with some sweetness, almost like a honey bread. Yeasty smelling.
T : First tastes are of caramel, honey, and nuts. It's very sweet....too sweet. There is a bit of hop in the taste, but not much. I think it could use some more hops, maybe a dry hop or hop back.
M: The carbonation is right on.
D: Personally, I think this is more of a sweet stong ale, not really a IIPA. It lacks the hop character necessary for a good IIPA. However for a sweet, high alcohol, brew, it's not bad at all!
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2010 00:21:51 | More by cbak999
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3.61/5 rDev -3.2%
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 353 ratings.