Saturday, October 22, 2011

Beer of the Week - Bell Ringer Ale

If you've frequented these BotW posts you know that I'm a big fan of RJ Rockers, a small brewery in Spartanburg SC. They don't produce as much beer as some others, but I see that as a good thing. Because they don't spread themselves too thin, everything they make is really good.

And that includes their Bell Ringer Ale. This is an American Strong that is sweet, smooth and deceptively bold. Ahem!...hence the name.
When you pour it you immediately realize this is a hearty brew. But the nose is sweet, I pick up caramel and a lot of malty goodness.

Then you taste it. Your mouth only verifies what the nose has told you, this is going to be a great experience. It's not overly sweet at all. The hops give it plenty of bite and the malts smooth the edges of all the tastes very nicely.

I think Bell Ringer's the perfect beer to start things off on a gameday, and it's name also tells you it can finish the gameday experience off nicely too. Because what Dawg doesn't like to hear a bell ringing after a win

Thanks for the reminder ScooBoo. And while we're all here giving toasts, head over to Untappd and check in your beer. Today's the site's 1st birthday. 

Pour em slow, but pour em often. Enjoy the "day off".


ScooBoo said...

Thanks Bernie.

I haven't tried any of the RJ Rockers offerings, so I'll have to find some.  I passed on the ST Creme Brulee recommendation, but took you up on the 400 Pound Monkey, which was really good.

Maybe you can find a few beers that aren't distributed around here while you are out of town this weekend.

Bernie said...

Actually, RJ Rockers doesn't distribute much in GA at all. But slowly...I'm seeing more and more. You just have to keep asking, and looking.