Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity) | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)
BA SCORE
66.2%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 517 ratings
Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The fourth release in our Planets Series shines the spotlight on specialty malts, while the hops take on more of a supporting role. Brewed with seven different varieties of malt and hopped for a balanced bitterness, this Imperial Brown Ale has bready, biscuity, toasty notes along with light chocolate and roast flavors. This beer is robust, warming and satisfying like the piece of music it was named after.

Added by mothman on 06-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,531
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
517
Liked:
342
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
114
Trade:
13
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4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruddy brown color. Appears rather viscous for a brown ale. Thinnish khaki head dissipates steadily leaving a ring of tan foam around the outside of the beer.

Smell is quite malty and earthy. Some bread, roasted malts, very nice on the nose.

Taste is initially very bready - tastes like fresh baked bread with some roasted notes to it. Slight hoppy bitterness on the finish is noted. Aftertaste nicely mellows leaving a malty almost oaky flavor lingering on the tongue. Its nothing complicated, but its very well executed.

Feel is quite hefty for a brown ale - thats where the "imperial" moniker actually shows up. Very smooth. Medium to decent carbonation provides an initial tingle on the tongue.

Overall a very good beer. Certainly a more robust brown ale than I'm accustomed to anticipating, but its quite good.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
1.85/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This is one of a seven part series inspired by Gustav Holst's musical composition, "The Planets". Strap in and embark on a flavor tour of our solar system - in the order of Holst's piece, Mars to Neptune." Brewed in the style of an American Brown Ale, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy fizzy head of a cola tan color over a deep maple brown body with ample sediment and light to no visible carbonation. Retention is poor and there is no lacing. 2.5

(Smell) Aromas of bread malts, biscuit malts, caramel syrups and lightly roasted grains with a subtle undertone of chocolate. Very clean and accessible aroma with a charismatic, yet mild-mannered malt profile, although not much hop character comes through. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor follows the aroma directly, malt driven with layers of caramel, bread and biscuit malt characters, baker's chocolate and delicate roast on the finish. Still little to no hop character evident in the aroma, but the beer manages to balance with enough specialty malt edge to counter the reserved sweetness of the malt. Fairly pedestrian but enjoyable. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, smooth, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to earthy grain malt. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Jupiter comes off okay, although it's probably the most ordinary and predictable beer in the planet's series to date. Nice, accessible malt profile with complexity, yet avoids being overbearing. I could have quite a few of these and be satisfied, although I was hoping for something a bit out of left field for this ale. It doesn't particularly challenge the style guidelines and falls very much in line with my expectations of a brown ale, which for me means it's easily forgettable. 3.5

Bell's Brewery, Inc.'s
Jupiter: The Bringer Of Jollity
3.44/5.00

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Snow81
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bell's Jupiter (The Bringer Of Jollity) from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 66.2% out of 100 with 517 ratings
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