Roundhouse | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry-hopping yields a heady blend of fruity aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus. Those aromas continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted and caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate.

Locally sourced Michigan honey creates a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together.

The India Red Ale style is a variation on the IPA, but with more caramel and toasted malt character and a reddish hue.

Roundhouse was first brewed at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo in 2009.

Added by luciusgilmer on 02-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,605
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
590
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
22
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Photo of dafla67
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 8/3/17,so about 10 months old. do"h!

murky brownish red body with small off white head leading to decent enough lacing.

aroma is malty.

all malt on the taste, slight hop hit towards the end.

well above medium on the mouth, slightly bittersweet on the finish.

overall, given the age, drinkable and not unpleasant in any way. I'm a little ticked off at myself for picking this up at a trusted place and not checking the date properly. will re-review if i ever come across a fresher one.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MKrauss
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lahey
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good red. Has a clear red/amber color. Light caramel and hop smell. Flavor is that of a hoppy red ale. Crisp and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is thinnish but appropriate for the style. Overall a good beer. I appreciate the hops involved, gives it a little more haracter to the beer. Worth a try by anyone interested.

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Photo of Nace4
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acbe
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DruC4
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyable. Honey was an asset to a decent body, flavor and malt bill consistent with abv. Decent hoppiness..maybe more PA than IPA, but still very tasty

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Photo of godawgs
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, dark crimson red that almost looks light brown in the glass. Topped by a big, creamy tan head that dies down after a few minutes, leaving copious lacing.

S: Sweet citrus; blood orange, ruby red grapefruit, orange peel, pine, earth, hop spice; caramel, honey, dark brown bread.

T: Lots of juicy citrus; blood orange, ruby red grapefruit. A lot of pine sap, and fennel/hop spice. Smooth caramel malt backbone, sweet, but not cloying. Honey adds extra sweetness, culminating in a nice cherry note on the finish. Mild to moderate citrus-pine bitterness provides balance.

F: Medium-bodied, moderately-carbonated. Smooth and slick with both residual sugars and hop oils. Finishes slightly sweet but with lots of balancing bitterness.

O: A solid red ale. I'm really enjoying it.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into snifter glass. 7.5%

Appearance- Pours a dark amber with a noticeable red tint. High, fluffy light tan head. Low clarity

Smell- Dark grainy, aroma similar to dark bread. Hops and honey linger in the nose as well.

Taste- A dark malt base, rye like. Builds sweeter, some caramel as well. Honey is another taste that comes in, adding more sweetness. Hop bitterness mixes, more of a grassy bitter hop rather than grapefruit or pine. Ends with an earthy bitterness, still retaining some of that honey taste.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- An interesting red ale. Smooth, subtle flavors that blend well. NIce addition with the honey. Nice rye like malt profile as well.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Without a doubt my least favorite brew from Bell’s.

If you see it, I guess I would buy a can just to give it a shot. But I regret buying the six pack.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J0k3s
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McHenry
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

interesting this one...I swear I'm tasting apple, and liking it! Roundhouse is a very unique spin on the IPA, if that's what is it is (India Red Ale???) . Extremely drinkable even at 7.5%, does Bell do anything that's questionable...haven't found one yet!!

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Photo of MacStinson
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Roundhouse from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 590 ratings