Venus: The Bringer of Peace by Bell’s

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This is second in Bell’s seven part series called “The Planets”, an interpretation of Gustav Holst’s classical composition into beer. As we speak I am listening to Holst’s composition for Venus. The first released was Mars: The Bringer of War. A Double IPA, I posted about that back in August. Venus is a Blonde Ale brewed with Apricot, Honey, Cardamom, and Vanilla Bean.

The bottle art is as simple as Mars’ was, depicting it’s planet, role, and style. I love the simplicity, and the caps are cool because they’re colored by the planet, and simply say the planets name. It poured with a more fizzy than frothy head, and a beautiful golden color. It smells strong of Vanilla, and faintly of Apricots and Cardamom.

It has a very soft, smooth, yet crisp mouth feel. Very little carbonation present, but it lingers. The first flavors that come forward are the Apricots…

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