Bell's Planet Series: Jupiter - The Bringer Of Jollity

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The fourth release in our Planets Series shines the spotlight on specialty malts, while the hops take on more of a supporting role. Brewed with seven different varieties of malt and hopped for a balanced bitterness, this Imperial Brown Ale has bready, biscuity, toasty notes along with light chocolate and roast flavors. This beer is robust, warming and satisfying like the piece of music it was named after.

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2.8
koleminer20 (4258) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2017
12 oz bottle. The pour is a muddier dark brown color with a thick soapy light tan lace and a watery appearance. This just looks a mess. The aroma is not that great. There is a lot of oxidization and softly fruited cardboard. The malts are messy and the alcohol shines on this. The flavor is slightly worse. There is a light alcohol fruitiness up front before the cardboard and metallic malts kick in. It falls off quick, but the flavor isn’t that good. The mouth feel is watery and light with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly wet cardboard and sharp metallic finish. Not that good at all. Sigh

3.2
Dfonorow (2332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2017
On tap @ FoBAB 2016. Pour is cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of biscuit malt, toast, cocoa powder, caramel, and a hint of spice.

4.1
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
This is a big ol brown ale, but it is classic. Great nutty aroma, and the taste follows suit.

4.2
mrjaxson (641) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Quite the enormous malt bomb. Almost grainy in its sweet heaviness and quite pleasantly so. Consumed about a year after its 2/14/2015 bottling. I’m not sure if that is the reason why malts so heavily dominate this ale and next to no hop bitterness remains. Borderline insanely clever for Bell’s to create a website with links to not only deScriptions of each beer from the Planet Series but also include audio links to the Holst compositions. Yes, I’m listening to Jupiter right now. Was limited to only one when purchased, and THAT was and is a pity.

3.7
drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12/1/15. A group of us drank and discussed each beer while listening to the music that inspired them. We had a blast! 12oz bottle. Brown pour with a nice tan head. Good aroma, dusty cocoa, caramel, biscuit. Great flavor, perfect for a strong brown ale, cocoa, biscuit, caramel. Tasty!

3.6
Dogbrick (14387) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Sample at the Far Out! Space Tasting #2 on 10/01/2015. Dark reddish-brown color with a thin foamy off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, earthy hops and a bit of spice. The finish is toasty malt and cocoa. Decent overall.

3.6
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle at the hotel room in San Diego. Slightly hazy amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted caramel aroma, chocolate, dark bread, fruity notes, some citrusy hops. Malty caramel flavor, chocolate, toffee notes, fruity some dark bread. Quite ok beer.

3.8
BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Where: A gift enjoyed at a tasting event, thanks Maxbier and dlovell2. Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma: Toffee, dark bread and roasted nuts with hints of chocolate, well done. Taste: Nutty and bready flavors with a touch of caramel, turns mildly bitter and dark. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: One of the better ones in the series.

4.2
firefly765 (195) - - NOV 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle pours a dark brown cloudy color with a slight reddish hue. Light tan head that is creamy and dissipates kind of quickly. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Full bodied and highly viscous with flavors of chocolate and biscuit. Very nicely balanced and extremely good brown ale.

3
vipinvelp (4600) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Borwn, off-white lacing foam head. Strong caramel aroma and taste, bread notes. A warm beer, all kinds of flavors. (Chicago 201510)


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