Craft Beer Preview: Bell's Rind Over Matter

Craft Beer Preview: Bell's Rind Over Matter
Bell's Rind Over Matter in its presentation box.

I’ve got a lot of stuff to write. Not just beer reviews, but… stuff. So I’m doing what I like to do best, first, posting a beer review.

Bell’s Brewing of Kalamazoo, MI (okay, their production brewery is in Comstock Township, but that’s here and there) has sent a package of Rind Over Matter, with cans, stickers and a bottle opener. I’ve been going through tchotchke openers that fail to open things, so that is appreciated.

Rind Over Matter is described as the latest in a rotation wheat beer series, that includes the favorite Oberon, and Bright White. It’s a wheat made with orange and lemon zest, kind to close the summer that starts with Oberon. 5.0% alcohol by volume.

Bell's Rind Over Matter can and glass.
Bell’s Rind Over Matter

Pouring this goober starts off with a light nose of citrus zest, matched to a very slight sniff of wheat malt. The glass shows a golden haze under a thick but fizzy white head.

I am liking the taste just fine. Light malts with an equal proportion of orange and lemon. Not too far from an Oberon, with just that edge of citrus. When it’s 85°F outside, this is what the doctor ordered.

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