The Heavy Bells | Three Taverns Craft Brewery

The Heavy BellsThe Heavy Bells
BA SCORE
73.5%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 49 ratings
The Heavy BellsThe Heavy Bells
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Georgia, United States
threetavernsbrewery.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Keene on 10-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
15.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by KG710:
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 14.99. Bottled 10/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque muddy chestnut. I can't really call the few pale bubbles on top head but they do form a lingering halo. Very little residue.

Sweet aromas of candied dates/ figs, bourbon, toffee, caramel, oak, cherries and brown sugar. Quite inviting.

Taste follows the nose. Deliciously sweet dates, figs and prunes, soft flavorful bourbon, toffee, vanilla, yeasty apple, oak, raisins, cane sugar, cherry, caramel, cherry, bread, cloves and a nice nip of alcohol. Utterly delicious.

Creamy full feel with almost no carbonation. Dark fruit, bourbon, malt sugars and vanilla dance together in the rich, sweet finish.

Three Taverns has elevated their already outstanding Quasimodo with this barrel treatment. Heavy Bells is a delicious and highly recommended American barrel aged quadrupel.

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Photo of VinceMig
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into goblet.
A - brown with amber highlights. Very thin off-white head that faded quickly although it left a nice lace. S - lovely aroma of candied sugar, raisins, dates, figs, wood, slight booze.
T - nice sweet quad with just enough bourbon barrel character showing up. Dark fruits, some cola/caramel/toffee sweetness. Really pleasing.
M - on the lighter side of medium. Not quite rich but certainly not slick.
O - another good offering from Three Taverns. Enjoy.

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Photo of Keene
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of itracy63
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Genx
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

look: Clear mahogany. Sparse head on the pour with little lasting.
smell: sweet, dark fruit.
taste: much like the nose. Sweet, though not overly so. Rich dark fruit. No perceptible alcohol. Fantastic desert beer. amazingly easy drinker.
This is not representative of the style but it is delicious.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GABrew
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jbfarris
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Mikexw
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of duffman87
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Way too little carbonation, even for a barrel ale. Called the beer shop to double-check whether I received a bad bottle, and apparently this is the standard carbonation level for Heavy Bells. It tastes similar to flat coca-cola/root beer. Salvagable if it were to be recarbonated after sitting in the barrels. Since it is apparently the first batch made by the brewery, I hope they rethink the process, especially since it is so expensive.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer was way too undercarbonated. Poured with absolutely no head. Taste was way too sweet for a Quad.

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Photo of toddjefferies
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmikepow
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a darkish brownish beautiful. Almost no head. I am pouring from a growler. Very little carbonation to this beast. Smells like bourbon. Can't smell anything else really. After the beer warmed you could get some of those awesome Quasimodo smells though. Boozy and delicious. Man this one will knock you on your butt. I think it is a great beer. I think it will be even better the next time they put it out. I think tweaking the carbonation could really improve this beer.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Mknght
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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The Heavy Bells from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 73.5% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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