It is beginning to seem that my M.O. is to not be able to have some American craft beer on a regular basis. I have been finding the time, just not drinking anything new as I like to have the appropriate atmosphere for reviewing. So the actual craft beer levels are maintained, just not the new craft beer levels. 🙂
I bought Sparkling Ale, by Bell’s, was purchased about four months ago while visiting family in Michigan. I actually hadn’t heard much about this offering from Bell’s, so I was a little hesitant to purchase. One bottle it was.
How bad was my lack of knowledge? I didn’t even know it was a Tripel until I inspected the bottle and research the beer on Bell’s’ site.
A vigorous pour brought upon a clean, golden liquid that had a half glass hat of pure white foam. Retention was about average with some minimal lacing throughout. Not a bad looker. The aroma and taste are quite closely connected. Fruits, both light and dark, with banana being the strongest, came through with some spice: clove and pepper. The alcohol, although high, wasn’t in the picture, making this big beer tastier and easier to drink than expected.
Now I am kicking my lack of knowledge in the ass as I definitely could imbibe in a few more of these delicious brews. Enjoy!