Precious Fragments
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #205
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #52,483
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 5.72%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
From:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
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DrStiffington from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a delicious holly amber ale. Bissel does these well because I really loved Bucolia, which I guess this replaced? Beautiful lovely amber color, dark side. Smells of citrus and toffee. Great blend of sweet malts and citrus hops. Very good beer but I think I preferred Bucolia.

Dec 04, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a willi belcher.

Pours an opaque copperish amber color with 2 fingers of creamy off-white head. Very good retention. Leaves a nice crown of lacing as it settles into a blanket of blah blah. BBB, you just can't make a totally unfiltered amber ale and expect it to not look like diarrhea. We've been through this at least 3 times now. What is supposed to be a beautiful, late autumn beer with an amazing head is reduced to liquid poop sauce. Come on now.

The aroma is solidly hoppy, bringing notes of grapefruit, peach, orange, and pine followed by some caramel chews, cashews, and earthy peppercorn spice.

The flavor brings notes of fresh peach, orange, and grapefruit. Then comes a wave of caramel and nuts; namely hazelnut, cashews and almonds, followed by some roasted malts. Finishes earthy, bitter, and piney. This beer is kind of like raiding a squirrel's secret stash.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Relatively creamy with a nice hop bite.

Overall, other than the appearance this is a good amber ale. It's a hoppy amber, as advertised, but there's still a ton of malt presence and overall earthiness to give this beer plenty of balance.

Nov 25, 2020
Precious Fragments from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 10 ratings