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Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Bell RingerBell Ringer

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403 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.56/5  rDev -4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
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 -1.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very neutral DIPA not too bitter nor sweet. Just malty and an average hop profile. Poor aroma. Beautiful amber slightly cloudy. Mouth feel was a bit creamy with a little bite at the end. Medium body and semi dry finish.

An average beer deserving an average rating.

Serving Type: Bottle

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle > Bow-Tie Pint

A - Murky orange gold with two fingers off an off white foamy head, medium lacing.
S - Blehhhh alcohol, canned fruit mix, sweet malts, bready.
T - So weirdly malty, and sweetened canned fruits, some metallic kinda taste, lots of hop bitterness in the end.
M - Bitter, sticky, chewy, cloying
O - This is just flat out bad. Its not a good strong ale, nor a good double IPA

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3.36/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

picked up a mixed case from bell beverage, all of the beers have been either over-carbonated or infected. poured this beer in a pint glass, but it overflowed for the first 2/3, then was able to handle it. I homebrew and drink many brews over 1 year old but hard to handle this level of carbonation as a mistake so Im reviewing it s an attribute.

poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber head is is deep.

aroma is neutral malts, then heavy on caramel like malts and older, but previously fresh hops.

taste is sim-ilar to the aroma, malt forward but lightly hoppy. interesting ale, but mixed results. I like the idea but would need to try this fresh

mouthfeel is neutral for an ale, a bit biting from some thinner carbonatoin but not unpleasant

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.