Bells This One Goes to 11 Ale

Before I review this one, honestly this beer tastes exactly like my home-brewed Barleywine from May. It’s an All-Galaxy Barleywine (I cheated by adding 2 ounces of Citra) but it’s mostly Galaxy. Came in at 12% +/0 .5% and tasted like murder when I first tapped it. I bottled 4 gallons of it in 1-litre swing tops and, since November, I open one a

month and have shared a few with friends. It’s a remarkable beer and keeps getting better. This beer is a “strong ale” with Galaxy, Citra and other fruity hops and clocks in at 11%. It tastes identical to my barley wine.

Bells This One Goes to 11 Ale

3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20

adamjackson (914) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 6, 2013

Thanks to my buddy Mike for sending this one over.A – Pours a dark reddish oak color. 2 finger off white head

S – Nose is like a barleywine and an IPA crawled inside of the glass. Loads of brown sugar sweetness, hints of citra, grapefruit and pineapple.

T – Very sweet with tropical fruits and mango up front. Middle is a malt bomb with burnt sugar, graham cracker and floral notes. Finish is pine needle.

M – Very heavy body. Lots of booziness in this one. Slight chest burner on the finish

O – Sort of undwhelming in the piney / malty category but the GAlaxy and Citra hops really shine through!

Bells This One Goes to 11 Ale
Bells This One Goes to 11 Ale
Bells This One Goes to 11 Ale