Bell Ringer - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
03-22-2014 20:02:24 | More by SLeffler27
Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.