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Jesus Christ Knows I Love Bell's Beer. [Jan. 20th, 2011|08:30 am]
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I know Jesus knows because I've been known to let out a rather audible "JESUS CHRIST, YES!" after having the first couple sips, on more than one occasion.

I love all of the Bell's beers. I went out to a bar on my birthday and found that they had Bell's White Winter Ale on tap. The people who reviewed this beer with less than a B are a bit finicky for beer connoisseurs, and I'd rate this an A- and one of the better Bell's offerings. I will caution you that it is a weird beer, however.

Bell's Brewery apparently possesses the only treatment plant of its kind for processing old bum's urine, because that's exactly what it looks like ... orangey-yellow, cloudy, almost as if you can see the bits of liver in it. Those bits are actually carbonation bubbles, which are fun to watch rising up in the glass. What hits you first, and far more pleasantly so, is the fruity smell, with a definite hint of banana in the nose. You get more of that sweetness when you taste the beer, there's citrus and spice and malt that pop at your tongue. It's a little acidic, and with the somewhat fizzy content of the beer, I'm guessing that the people who weren't fans of it didn't like how the malt and the carbonation ran up on one's self fairly quickly. What I mean is, this beer went to my head rather fast, and I started to swim in that tipsy land of mushy frontal lobe in no time. It's not a strong beer for alcohol content, in fact, I'm staring at a bottle that says 5.0% by volume, but the thing is that when you start drinking White Winter Ale, you drink a lot of it, and fast. My cousin and I cleared out a 64 oz. pitcher in less than an hour, 2 pint glasses per each of us, with the remainder going to greedy lil' me. It's a grrrreat beer on which to get ripped.

Beer prices in Michigan have been ridiculous lately, but this beer's worth it. I find this stuff in six-packs around the Metro Detroit area for a little over 10 dollars after tax/bottle return. The pitcher we bought at the bar was 15 dollars, but they were charging a ridiculous 6.50 per pint, so we pretty much made out in terms of serviced beer by going large. Someone said in the reviews that they'd rather have Hoegaarden, but fuck that, it's even more expensive than Bell's, and isn't particularly all that better of a beer.

In honor of the slow IRL process of turning into a bum, I had one of the White Winter Ales this morning. Ah, Bell's Brewery, you have never disappointed me.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2011-01-20 02:43 pm (UTC)

pissing the day away

OH MAN I LOVE STOUT. I'll have to look out for World Wide or something similar. lol 18-20%, I would get owwwwwwned in a hurry (I'm a generally-fast-drinker).

Have you ever had Lion Stout? http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/389/1115/?sort=high&start=0 I grabbed some of this from a fine wine store before going to hang out with buddies over the holiday. They get the blends just right.

Oberon is the shit! Love that stuff during the summer. Right before the summer months kick out, they release it, and the orangey taste to it can be too much for some, but I think it's grand. Bright blue six-pack carton with a swirling, orange sun. I'll remember that packaging throughout infinity and beyond!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2011-01-20 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re: pissing the day away

I love all types of beer, and of them all, the least-favorite is lager (too many macro-brews over the years), and of the super-favs, stouts and ales are the best.

Of some other select beers, this Tripel is as good as the grade indicates:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22/34

It's a strong one, too. One bottle runs me around 7-9 dollars, depending on where I find it. One bottle is all I need, and at the end of it, you're ready for the end!
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From: shart_attack
2011-01-20 10:07 pm (UTC)
beer rules, i want to drink this.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2011-01-20 10:24 pm (UTC)
My fav of the bunch remains Best Brown Ale, and Amber Ale's good too.
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[User Picture]From: smkndawonderful
2011-01-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
I haven't had Bell's Winter Ale, but have enjoyed other winter ales. I like pale lite beer, especially on ice.

I bought a mixed six-pack of Michigan brews when I was up in Mt. Pleasant for New Years. It was $9.99 plus deposit. Dan enjoyed the Great Lakes brand best, specifically the Edmund Fitzgerald. He also enjoyed Dirty Bastard, which comes from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids.

I mostly enjoy matcha green tea these days, cold or hot, and I'm learning to make 'green smoothies', which contain no alcohol.

I miss those hazy easy daze sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: abc123dog
2011-01-24 11:49 pm (UTC)

yar like a pirate

if you dont mind me commenting.

I went down to the local super market and they have a vast array of beer, wine, spirits. I like to try new stuff all the time and I got a pack of piraat. 10.5 abv is nice but it actually tastes great. if it wasnt 18 bucks for the 6 pack i would get it more often.
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