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RichBrewer 07-10-2008 03:31 AM

Beers from Bells Brewing provided by foppa78
 
First off than you for the great beers!
Today I tried the amber and the two hearted. Both fantastic beers. I can see why you wanted me to try them.
The amber had a wonderful malt flavor with just a hint of hop bitterness. A very smooth easy to drink beer. The malt flavor was fantastic and I must say, this is my kind of beer. Wow! Thank you!
Now for the two hearted. I'm assuming this is a pale ale. The hop nose is simply wonderful. It isn't overpowering but is quite pleasant to me. This is another easy drinking beer that has a bit more assertive bitterness but not over done. A nice malt presence rounds out this well made beer.
I'd definitely have another of each of those beers. Now I understand why Bells is such a highly regarded brewery!

More to follow!:mug:

Revvy 07-10-2008 04:57 AM

Bell's Amber is my favorite "goto" beesr when I want something other than my own...I like it so much that I've come up with a decent clone....It's a little darker than the original, but the taste is spot on...

Glad you liked some of the best that my state has to offer!!!

foppa78 07-10-2008 04:52 PM

Awesome!
I am glad that you enjoyed them Rich. I am sure you will like the other two even more.
Of the four that I sent my two favorites are the two hearted and the third coast old ale.
Keep us posted.

ohiobrewtus 07-10-2008 05:05 PM

Two Hearted is a *great* beer.

Yooper 07-10-2008 05:09 PM

Bell's Two Hearted is actually my favorite "go to" beer. The cool thing? You just found yourself liking a(nother) IPA! You're turning into a hophead, Richbrewer!

I had the amber on tap a couple of days ago. It's a very nice beer, too.

Arneba28 07-10-2008 05:09 PM

Ah there is a bar in Buffalo that smuggles Bells in. I love bells but I can only get it at one bar in this area. Damn distribution regs.!~!

RichBrewer 07-11-2008 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YooperBrew (Post 747128)
You just found yourself liking a(nother) IPA! You're turning into a hophead, Richbrewer!

Well, I'm still not worthy but I'm trying!:mug:

BrianP 07-11-2008 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichBrewer (Post 748805)
Well, I'm still not worthy but I'm trying!:mug:

Somebody should send him a Hopslam. :mug:

RichBrewer 07-11-2008 04:40 AM

OK, tonight I'm trying the Third Coast Old Ale and the Expedition Stout.

All I can say about the Third Coast is WOW! This is a very big intense beer! Apparently there is a bit of alcohol in it! I'm already feeling it after one glass! This beer is intensely malty and aggressively hopped, The malt is simply wonderful and it is balanced by an assertive hoppiness that stays with you through the finish. I'm thinking this is a sipping beer and not a beer to be consumed real fast (Like I just did!)

Now for the Expedition Stout. This is a very nice, clean well made stout. I can't compair it to anything because I don't drink a lot of stouts but this is a good beer! The head on this beer is huge. So huge I think I'm just a bit envious! :D It stayed with the beer through the entire glass. Wow, the more I drink the more I can appreciate how clean this beer is. Nice and roasty with plenty of malt. Oh my... this will be a nice beer on a cold winter night as your are cuddled up with your SWMBO or HWMO next to the fire place.
LOL I can see this ale leading to wonderful winter nights and even babies!

I'll say it again, thank you so much for the great beers from Bells foppa78! I have to say that my favorite is the two hearted. They were all outstanding beers but the two hearted stood out among them. Maybe I WILL become a hop head some day!
Oh my freaking gosh! I just opened the Bells web site and I have discovered that both of these beers are 10.2% ABV! No wonder I'm more than 1/2 way to $hit faced! Good thing there aren't any ladies here to take advantage of me! Oh wait, I meant Too bad there AREN'T any ladies here to take advantage of me! Maybe next time!:mug:

FlyingHorse 07-11-2008 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arneba28 (Post 747130)
Ah there is a bar in Buffalo that smuggles Bells in. I love bells but I can only get it at one bar in this area. Damn distribution regs.!~!

Tell me about it! I'm less than three hours from the brewery -- in what was their largest market -- and can't get it b/c their IL distributor screwed them. And Two Hearted was my go-to commercial brew.

Gonna have to run for the (WI or IN) border soon!


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