Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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Reviews by swid:
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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Bell Ringer pours a dark amber color into my chalice. A 1/4", cream-colored head appears and then nearly instantly collapses and dissipates into the hazy liquid below. Low carbonation and lacing. The faint aroma is fairly evenly balanced between caramel and floral hops, with a bit of alcoholic spiciness.
Like the aroma, the taste of this beer is quite balanced between the malt and the hops, with the caramel and bready malt flavors being slightly more noticeable than the floral and citrusy hop flavors. After a moment, a slight dry and spicy alcoholic sweetness becomes evident, but is much less intense than a beer of this ABV. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, and finishes dry and warm with an bread and grapefruit aftertaste.
Can this beer be described as inoffensive and uncomplicated? Yes. Despite that, or perhaps even because of it, is it a very drinkable and enjoyable beer? Yes.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2008 05:20:58 | More by swid
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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.