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Hell's Belle - Big Boss Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 02-26-2007)
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Ratings: 208 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
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SFNC

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-07-2013 22:31:44 | More by SFNC
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-07-2013 00:28:06 | More by Irish57
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andy1701

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-10-2013 22:01:43 | More by andy1701
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carolinared

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle. I liked this beer, had very interesting aroma and nice taste with good balance, not too much wheat/yeast/sweetness. Typically I like beer on the hoppy/bitter side, but found this brew to be interesting and refreshing without becoming cloying. Easily could drink a few of these on a hot afternoon. Maybe not at the apex of Belgian pale ale globally, but, for a local beer and good price point, I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 17:59:24 | More by carolinared
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-18-2013 23:14:51 | More by Shatter
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mralbertson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-15-2013 01:46:23 | More by mralbertson
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-25-2013 02:31:28 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TheWildeman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-05-2013 01:58:14 | More by TheWildeman
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-28-2013 00:06:31 | More by buckyp
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -43.2%

03-23-2013 18:57:02 | More by BGsWo22
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jrstamp

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden, but not to style for a Belgian Pale Ale. Very clear with a medium carbonation. Quickly disapating head.

S: Strong Belgian yeast character, very Saison like, with some spice. Light hop aroma. Some malt sweetness.

T: A little too sweet, but not terrible. Muted malt flavor that is kind of unappealing to me.

M: Light to medium body, fairly dry finish.

O: Taste and Aroma have some significant flaws. Not something I would look to drink more than a sample worth.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 01:17:26 | More by jrstamp
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

03-20-2013 02:13:47 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-08-2013 16:15:40 | More by Duvel
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-07-2013 03:28:34 | More by smellandsip37
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-04-2013 01:09:52 | More by LooseMoose1978
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some straw yellow highlights and a light amount of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruits (white grape, pear, apple, and peach) with some lighter notes of spicy yeast (white pepper) and light lemon citrus.

T: This beer tastes very similar to how it smells. Upfront there are some pale malts with light fruit sweetness (white grape, pear, apple, and peach/apricot). That is followed by some lighter notes of spicy yeast, similar to white pepper and a touch of lemon citrus. Light amounts of spicy/earthy hops that contribute a light amount of bitterness towards the finish which does not linger.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry.

O: While this beer has a moderately high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden making this beer a very nice sipping beer (not one that I want to be using for a session beer because it is a but too strong for that). Nice flavors make this one enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:20:17 | More by dbrauneis
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-29-2012 05:12:35 | More by KevinGordon
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adam_e

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-19-2012 20:58:03 | More by adam_e
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-03-2012 23:49:12 | More by RWLawman
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-20-2012 09:21:28 | More by CarolinaKev
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking golden yellow color, the head was white and fizzy looking. The retention and lacing are decent. The smell of the beer is very Belgian, lots of bread-like aromas on the nose with some minimal fruit esters. The taste of the beer was pretty straight forward, grains and some sweet sugar-like flavors. Not much depth to the mouthfeel, just kinda feels boring to me. Overall it's an ok brew, not really something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:00:25 | More by Knapp85
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-11-2012 12:20:20 | More by grumpygerman
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-09-2012 02:03:06 | More by brewdude1982
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cnjohn19

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

If you like belgians then you'll like this one...but you won't love it...it has a spiced backbone and an awesome and surprisingly thick mouthfeel...overall a 3.5 represents a beer slightly above average...

Enjoy this beer while listening to iron and wine...

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:01:58 | More by cnjohn19
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-23-2012 02:09:55 | More by t0rin0
Hell's Belle from Big Boss Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.