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Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-16-2007

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!
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Ratings: 420 | Reviews: 179
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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold pour. Hop nose. Malt base with a touch of honey. Solid bigger beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fuzzbalz
2.01/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

No date on bottle, almost no carbonation and very murky. No hop bitterness and very very sweet, lots of malt for sure but pretty one noted. Mouthfeel was very cloying and sweet. I suspect it was a very old bottle.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wizzle32
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dontlikebud
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle or not but my beer had a metallic aftertaste that was unpleasant. It was also too sweet and syrupy for me. Not awful but I won't drink it again.

Photo of JohnnyI
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow I managed to completely freeze a bottle of this for a night, so there's no telling if the thawed version will still deliver the typical knockout experience. Poured in to a New Belgium tulip, the exceptionally murky ruby red grapefruit colored beer produced little head, no lacing, and left only some shiny hop oils on the surface. Under the light, the drink slightly resembles a stiff bloody mary, minus the celery stalk. There's lots of aromatic biscuit malts in the nose, with some lemon citrus hop. Sweet flavors come to the fore, with a nice biscuit backbone. The counterpunch is a minty, orange zest hop bite that keeps it in balance. The bitterness linger a bit, melding with a caramel sugar sweetness. The finish is pretty juicy. The alcohol is certainly there, but it remains understated for such a strong ale. The mouthfeel is pretty robust, with a gentle, yet spry carbonation. Well, I'm glad to see that my freezer faux pas did not damage the beer. It delivered exactly what I have come to know from this brew. A very tasty, well-balanced American ale that will knock you on your ass.

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4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a pint glass

L - It is amber with golden highlights and hazy. Two inches of beige head cap it off.

S - The aroma is of toast and caramel.

T - I get caramel malt right off the bat. It starts sweet. Then biscuit flavors come into play. There is a mild citrus bitterness in the finish.

F - Medium

O - This is a big, malty brew. The alcohol is well hidden, but it is not in my wheelhouse.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

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Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.