Bell Ringer | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

476 Ratings
Bell RingerBell Ringer

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5% ABV and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!

Added by mikesgroove on 08-16-2007

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acevenom
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours orange copper with a creamy white head, lots of tiny bubbles, and some floaters. The head sticks around for a while. The beer smells nice and malty with some sweetness. The beer tastes bready with some hint of bread crust and some toffee and earthiness. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish is a little dry, but it drinks pretty well for the higher gravity. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MadWolf
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in hotel glass

A: dark brown; thick creamy head; nice lacing; good carbonation
S: sweet malt aromas, much like a porter or milk stout
T: malty; molasses and brown sugar; flavor of chocolate and nuts with overtones of banana; relatively simple flavor profile, but more interesting than the Euro strongs I've had in the past; hops at a medium level; well balanced
M: thick mouthfeel

A decent beer; the alcohol is nicely matched with the flavor profile, so would be worth having on tap.

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Photo of mattkoon
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

i have had this on tap before- but this is the first i have had "bell ringer" in a bottle. it pours cloudy and brown with a nice almost red tint. the smell is almost non existent. its not unpleasant, just not very potent. the taste starts off pretty hoppy and finishes with a strong alcohol finish. i like this beer. it lives up to its name.

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Photo of ChefBenhase
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of madatr
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of NoCurse2012
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MLKincer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Danno48
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BucBasil
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12oz bottle into (as suggested) a goblet.

A: The beer is a rusty amber sort of color. Blood orange and cloudy with a 2 finger thick off white head that sticks around for a few minutes and then settles to a half finger layer that stays around for much of the remainder. Nice looking beer.

S: Very malty up front with lots of bread, caramel, toffee, toast. A buttery note in the middle. Has a nice twinge of sweetness in there with apricot and some other fruit. Indeed balanced.

T: Beginning is nice and balanced with light malts getting the palate warmed up. Very boozy/strong up the middle, then finishes strong with a nice blast of hops to the back of the tongue. Finish is of piney hops, and a pleasant way to end an alright, if a bit strong tasting, ale.

F: Very smooth, nice velvety texture up front but then leave a drying sensation near the end that keeps you wanting to back for another sip.

Overall: Lives up to its name. This thing will knock you around a little bit, but a good offering from a solid SC brewer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JohnW58
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Bell Ringer from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 476 ratings.
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