Favorite Brew From Bell's Brewery

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  1. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (162) Feb 19, 2014 California

    I've tried Two hearted, Java Stout, & Hopslam

    I really enjoyed all 3 :slight_smile:
     
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  2. DarkerTheBetter

    DarkerTheBetter Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2005 Minnesota

    Bell's Batch 7000.

    Anyone? Anyone?

    Two Hearted is just a remarkably well-balanced beer that always delivers. I find myself asking why more IPAs don't shoot for what Bell's has managed. Expedition Stout is also tops in my book.
     
  3. oldn00b

    oldn00b Savant (904) Feb 23, 2015 Virginia

    I've tried a lot of Bell's and think they're one of the most consistently good brewers out there. I enjoy Hopslam but I really think that Two Hearted wins for me overall. That said, I've never had Black Note and after reading through here really, really want to try it.
     
  4. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia

    regularly Two hearted. But black note
     
  5. thehooksman

    thehooksman Aspirant (246) Mar 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Amber ale
     
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  6. FutureJack

    FutureJack Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2007 California


    Some might refer to that as last night.:wink:
     
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  7. basics

    basics Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Black Note, probably my favorite stout period. Hopslam and The Oracle are also great.
     
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  8. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Poo-Bah (1,801) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
    Society Trader

    Expedition, Third Coast, Oarsman
     
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  9. Roudy

    Roudy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Georgia

    Two Hearted. Every year I highly anticipate Hopslam, and every year it falls short of my expectations.

    Haven't had Black Note yet, but it's very much on my to do list.
     
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  10. Zanico

    Zanico Devotee (463) Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

    Have to go with Two Hearted.
     
  11. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,294) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I second this. I like the mini kegs too.
     
  12. JDizzle

    JDizzle Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    BBL Expedition.
     
  13. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (644) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont
    Trader

    Had a '12 Black Note a month ago. Whoa! Best beer I've ever had, not just Bell's.
     
  14. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York
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    Would love to try Black Note someday but haven't met a Bells product I haven't liked. Expedition , Two hearted , Hopslam , Third coast all come to mind though.
     
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  15. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    I need to try Bell's Java Stout but I would have to say at this point Hopslam is probably my favorite, just a very smooth, great tasting ale at 10%. It's unfortunate but Expedition Stout is solid but not amazing, esp. not for the $18.99/6 price tag, I was disappointed.
     
  16. dtm426

    dtm426 Disciple (397) Aug 7, 2014 Michigan
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    Black Note is easily their best.. Expedition, Oracle, Hopslam, Two Hearted are probably their other top brews.
     
  17. niner99

    niner99 Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Michigan

    Surprised Hopsoulution hasn't been mentioned much..I get a fill every time it's available. Love that stuff!
     
  18. RobDB

    RobDB Devotee (469) Aug 31, 2009 New Jersey

    Two Hearted, Expedition and Black Note.
     
  19. Beerleon

    Beerleon Initiate (100) Oct 7, 2011 Texas
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    Expedition Stout followed by Two Hearted Ale.
     
  20. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    The unfortunately retired This One Goes to 11 (an 11% imperial red ale)
     
  21. RepartoCorse

    RepartoCorse Initiate (79) Nov 15, 2013 Ohio

    Two Hearted for me.
     
  22. mecmd

    mecmd Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Tennessee

    Black Note, Two Hearted (my go to IPA), and aged Expedition
     
  23. MN23

    MN23 Initiate (70) Feb 11, 2015 Minnesota

    Love their Octoberfest, I have only seen it on tap once---A must try!

    All of their beers are great, the only one I didn't like was the Oarsman Ale.
     
  24. core42

    core42 Zealot (556) May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Trader

    Yes. It's now called Dagger Stout & honestly it's my favorite Bells beer and it's been available a lot at the cafe this winter including right now
     
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  25. tiamat8086

    tiamat8086 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2014 North Carolina

    Black note by a long way, but Oracle is almost as good and much easier to land in quantity.
     
  26. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,436) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    No poll? :astonished:

    Two Hearted
    [​IMG]
    (But I never had their Black Note Stout, so... :rolling_eyes:)
     
  27. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (772) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Black Note. In fact I'm having one right now!
     
  28. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Poo-Bah (4,272) Oct 14, 2009 Minnesota
    Society

    I like many of Bell's offerings, but Hopslam is my favorite.
     
  29. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    The Oracle.
     
  30. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (590) Mar 27, 2007 Minnesota

    Tough one for sure, but gotta go with Black Note, with Wild One and Two Hearted closely behind, so many great beers to choose from.
     
  31. FalconOne

    FalconOne Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Ohio

  32. tokimedo

    tokimedo Aspirant (249) Feb 28, 2015 California
    Trader

    Love the Oracle. Also Batch 9000 was insane.
     
  33. oldsailor

    oldsailor Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    I absolutely loved Black Note! It had such a great flavor and mouthfeel...can't wait to get some more.
     
  34. LarryBell

    LarryBell Initiate (124) Dec 2, 2004 Michigan

    Q-Falls.
     
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  35. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Expedition or Java
     
  36. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    You won't be disappointed. I had 3-year old Expedition at a Bells event and I'm fairly certain it was the best beer I've ever had. This weekend I had a sample of 2012 Third Coast Old Ale, and it was awful. I was insanely disappointed, it tasted like play-dough, straight up. Curious to hear anyone else's experience with aged Third COast Old Ale?
     
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  37. BlackNotesIII

    BlackNotesIII Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Alabama

    As far as what I have had, Black Note is my favorite so far. Coincidentally, or not, my username is not related to the beer!
     
  38. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    I've heard this beer is "a dream" :wink:
     
  39. Hophead21

    Hophead21 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    1.Hopslam
    2.Two Hearted
    3.Oberon
     
  40. BradC

    BradC Disciple (358) Dec 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I really like Kalamazoo Stout and Expedition.
     
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