Hell's Belle

North Carolina
United States
Hell's Belle
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A beer designed to be a showcase for our favorite Belgian yeast and beautiful European malts. These elements produce a clean, spicy citrus finish. Hell's Belle remains light and refreshing but still packs a 7% finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7%
IBUs: 
30
Served at: 
45°
Hops: 
Magnum, Hallertau, Mt Hood
Malts: 
2 Row, Wheat
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Nutty, grainy malt initially takes center stage buttressed by a sweet, honey-like character. Light tropical fruit esters along with a spicy alcohol punch round out the aroma. The flavor likewise begins with a sweet bready/grainy, graham cracker maltiness that turns into tongue-grabbing bitterness mid-taste. Along the way, some peppery phenol spiciness adds depth and the expected Belgian character. The full body, combined with the elevated sweetness, suggests under-attenuation that is never quite balanced by the notable bitterness. The character swings from sweet to bitter, but never seems to be fully integrated. Esters and phenols contribute additional layers of complexity, bringing this beer closer to expectations.

Brewery Introduction

Big Boss Brewing Company was started in 2006 and shipped it first beer in the 2nd quarter of 2007 in the triangle area of North Carolina. It was formed as collaboration between Geoff Lamb, a UNC graduate, who returned to North Carolina in 2006 to join forces with Brewmaster, Brad Wynn, who has... Read More

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