Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bell's Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity

This is a 8.0% ABV brown ale. It is one of a seven part series of beers inspired by Gustav Holst's musical composition "The Planets." It is from Bell's Brewery of Comstock, Michigan. 

The beer pours brown, dark chestnut to light mahogany. There is an inch of tight, thick, creamy, light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit nutty. The taste is well roasted malt, nutty, some toffee, sweet, but not sweet. The finish is dry, a bit tangy, with a light bitterness. The beer drinks very smooth and round. Every aspect of this beer gels into an excellent whole, one of the best brown ales you’ll ever run into. It drinks so smooth and easy, hard to believe it is 8.0% ABV, although it does have a slow-building warming effect on the throat.

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