Sunday, February 27, 2011

Game Day Beer Review: Bell's Brewery Hopslam Ale Brewed With Honey

Bell's Brewery Hopslam Ale Brewed with Honey (10.00% ABV).  Pours a clear cherry golden color -- looks a bit like a Shirley Temple -- with a fizzy white head that quickly disappears into nothingness. The smell -- oh, the smell -- is springtime in paradise, all tropical fruits, mango and papaya, with just a hint of very mellow hoppiness. The beer is aptly named, as hops are the first thing I taste, and they're bracing, but not overwhelming, and balanced by a hint of honey sweetness. The taste lingers a long time. This is a beer to remember: A.

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