8 Bells | Brothers Craft Brewing

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8 Bells8 Bells

Brewed by:
Brothers Craft Brewing
Virginia, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the Naval tradition of telling time by the ship’s bells, sailors would hear eight bells each day at noon, the perfect time to enjoy this brunch-inspired brew. We’ve added a hefty dose of blueberries to a bready base ale and finished it off, of course, with a modest helping of rich maple syrup. Just a dash of vanilla and cinnamon round out this decadent yet balanced indulgence.

Added by ThreeBrosBrew on 04-03-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 32
Photo of DoubleMalt
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not being a fruit beer fan, this one is quite enjoyable and would be a perfect hot summer afternoon thirst quencher.
Look: pours a super foamy head so pour very slowly as you would a Duvel.
Smell: blueberries and spice.
Taste: light blueberry, and other mild flavors that I cannot put words to.
Feel: definitely bottle-conditioned and very carbonated.
Overall: I would buy this again for a hot summer day.
Bottled 9/07/15 and purchased at the brewery.

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Photo of kegnation
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is surprisingly exactly what is advertised! Good light malt notes with the sweetness and great blueberry flavor that is not overpowering. Im usually not big on the 'gimmick' beers but I would buy this one again in a heartbeat!

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Photo of uvachief
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a golden light brown with 1 finger of head that dissipated quickly. Not much smells. Ale. Barley, some hops, wheat. Taste is a little more sour than expected. Guess that is the blueberries. Definitely bready. Bottle says maple syrup and there is a subtle hint of it. Little vanilla and cinnamon come out as it warms up. Tasty but not overly impressive. Easy to consume.

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Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 9/7/2015.Pours a hazed murky amber with a large billowing off white head atop.Aromas of fresh blueberries really stand out,ripe and somewhat tart,an iron tinge is there as well.A punch of fresh blueberries at the onset of the palate followed my maple syrup,the syrup is not sweet and in your face it just melds well with the blueberries.I get a hint of cinnamon in the back end making for a near perfect palate for what they were setting out for.Great job here by Brothers.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Blueberry up front and thin. Then the maple and a crisp toast feel. Vanilla on the finish. A wide flavor spectrum that is balanced and easy to drink. One of the best offerings ive had from brothers. Worth seeking out. Spices are pleasantly muted. Not bitter or burnt at all.

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Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Once again another thanks to rudzud.

Big creamy fizzy 1.5 finger head fades at a med pace nice lacing, bright ruby red color.

Nose is interesting, weird malt thing, little cinnamon and spice thing, sweet candy, nice blueberry, little yeast and yeast from berry.

Taste very interesting, nice blueberry up front, into cinnamon, candy, fresh blueberry flesh, cardamom, baking spices, a bit of a blueberry candy sweet bread or almost pie. Hint of maple on the back end, semi sweet. Finish is drier, little sticky, mild blueberry lingering and dessert bread.

Mouth is med bod, great carb.

Overall decent

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Photo of rudzud
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a ruby red grapefruit hue with a nice three finger white head that left a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of blueberry pie like notes, faint cinnamon, nice fruit notes, faint vanilla. No maple syrup.

T - Taste is nice blueberry, good cinnamon, light nutmeg, bready base. This is like a blueberry bread instead of say a french toast. No real maple, this instead is a very nice blueberry fruit and jam beer.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, Very crisp.

O - Overall this beer was really interesting. Very fun blueberry notes, light bread, nice cinnamon. Tasty.

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8 Bells from Brothers Craft Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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