Bell's Saturn (The Bringer Of Old Age) | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Saturn (The Bringer Of Old Age)Bell's Saturn (The Bringer Of Old Age)
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 753 ratings
Bell's Saturn (The Bringer Of Old Age)Bell's Saturn (The Bringer Of Old Age)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mothman on 06-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
753
Liked:
694
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
282
Trade:
50
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"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 Barleywine, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on limited draft.

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

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foam head of a pale tan shade over a mildly hazy copper amber body with abundant flecked sediment in tow. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Rich bread and caramel malts with undertones of peat smoke and nutty, earthy English-style yeast compounds that pair nicely with the impact of bourbon barrel qualities. Very reserved alcohol nose, appealing balance of aromas. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) Taste is a bit more gruff and grainy than the aroma, but carries many of the same flavor qualities- robust bread malts, caramel syrup undertones, cold smoke peat malts and a rich, smooth English yeast to generate added complexity in between the malt notes. The bourbon barrel flavor is very enjoyable, generating smooth, clean tannins and leather with a more subtle vanilla. Accessibility improves as it warms, finishes nutty and smooth. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, slick, softly grainy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, short of heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to specialty malt and grain alcohol. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no off characters. 4.25

(Overall) A very interesting take on the American Barleywine style, with lots of curveball surprises in the malt build, the yeast profile and the inclusion of bourbon barrels. In the end, it's without a doubt one of the finest entries in the series, enjoyable throughout. Outstanding richness, complexity and balance, and the bourbon comes through very gracefully. Worth a shot, and it's held up very well with time. 4

Bell's Brewery, Inc.'s
Saturn: The Bringer of Old Age
4.07/5.00

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Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 753 ratings
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