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Bell's Rye Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 60
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thank you jebus, finally more fractioned ratings.

A: Pretty nice dark brown. A molasses color. Head is pretty weak.

S: An earthy acidity comes through. A bit of maltyness.

T: Very smooth. Malt, a kiss of alcohol, a bit of rye, a bit of smokiness. Pretty solid. A bit light.

M: Smooth, medium body. Finish is a bit too light and watery.

Overall this is a pretty solid beer. The flavors are all subtle which is both good and bad. It makes for an easy to drink beer. Problem is the finish is weak and I can't pinpoint any outstanding qualities. Pretty nice beer and worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tectactoe
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, deep brown, almost black color, mostly opaque with a light tan head that is somewhat small and hard to bring out, even with an aggressive pour and a swirl of the glass. Aroma is chocolaty with slight coffee flavors surrounding it; silky, creamy, with a sweet aroma, much like a coffee loaded up with cream and sugar. Very smooth initial mouth feel; bittersweet chocolates come out and darken up as they warm on the palate. The heavy coffee flavors come out about halfway though - very similar to the aroma, the coffee profile is sweet, silky, and creamy rather than dark and bitter. Huge gashes of roasted malts hit the palate left and right, providing a nice ground for all of these other flavors to stand upon. Some bread-like rye finally comes out, but not much until the aftertaste. Slight hop presence, dry and ashy, provides a touch of bitterness to help balance the malty sweetness. Silky mouth, medium-thick body, low carbonation.

Seems like more of a milk/sweet stout than a regular stout. I would've liked the rye to play a more prominent part, but overall it was a pretty tasty beer.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at KBE.

A - Black with a thing layer of white head.

S - Light nose. Roast and a light chocolate aroma.

T - Roast, light chocolate and a hint of coffee. Fairly light overall but a decent flavour profile.

M -Medium body. Light carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

'Earthy, dark chocolate aroma';

Appearance: significant head; strong lacing; deep brown in color

Smell: malty on the nose; seemingly light cocoa

Taste: chocolate malt in flavor; one of the lightest stouts I've tried

Mouthfeel: easily drinkable, not overly carbonated

Overall: easy and sessionable, but slightly bitter.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours less dark than expected, a dark brown moreso than used motor oil black like in many of the Bell's stouts. Aroma, could discern the rye portion of this. Other than that, it was pretty average in every way. Average roasting, sweetness etc. . .

Taste, solid. Some toffee which probably helped with the darker brown appearance. Still not really getting what makes this a rye stout, just can't taste or smell it. Mild chocolate malt. Seemed like it was more of an oatmeal than a rye stout at times. Hint of smoke.

For a Bell's stout (cherry, expedition etc. . . ) it was below average, but easily above average for every other stout out there. Enjoyable and would drink again. I think the next bottle I'll drink as my first beer of the day to try and get a better grasp on the rye aspect.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Bell's Rye Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.