Year of New Beer: III: O Captain! My Captain! (Leaves of Grass Series), Bell's Brewery (MI)

Written By: Dion on 10/16/2019

Schwarzbiers don't make their way onto many taplists, but I usually enjoy them. The nose features a solid coffee note alongside lightly charred toast. Spiced citrus peel and a bit of pine as well. On the tongue, coffee is more subdued, leaving the roasted malts and grapefruit peel to do the bulk of the work. Just a hint of caramel and nuts before giving way to a lingering pine. Overall pretty light in body, but plenty of flavor. Not going to be to everyone's liking, but I enjoyed it.