Abbey Ales: Bellringer (England: Bitter: 4.2% ABV)

Visual: Light amber orange with a small but sturdy bubbly head.

Nose: Light hops and vanilla. Creamy sweet.

Body: Good hops, barley and images of hay bales. Nice burnt oats. Bit of black treacle. Mix of sweet and burnt bitter.

Finish: Syrup and hops, peanuts, lasting bitter. Vanilla comes in eventually.

Conclusion: A standard pint, with a simple finish.. It’s hardly bad but oh so run of the mill.

It’s a pint of no impression, manageable while you drink it but soon forgotten.

The hoppiness is adequate and is the most noticeable element of the beer.

Yet another beer to add to the “Meh” category.