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Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,118 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 60
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 11-03-2004)
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yeastsipper

California

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%

Beer was an extra as part of a trade with goRideYourBike. Thanks Mike.

Beer pours a black with some burgundy tint exposed when viewed in the light. Head disappears quickly. Smell is of candi sugar with coffee and licorice and rye break notes. There is an earthy, rooty quality that I cannot put my finger on. The taste has a strong licorice quality and again, a rooty bitterness, which really dominates as the beer warms. This flavor lingers on the palate.

Certainly not bad, but not a great beer.

02-12-2009 05:19:20 | More by yeastsipper
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%

Appearance -- Pours an impossibly dark brown with one finger of sudsy, creamy tan head. So far so good.

Smell -- Banana, earthy Belgian yeast, toasted whole wheat bread, faint spice. That's it.

Taste -- Banana, clove, earthy yeast, deep roast and chocolate malts, candi sugar, spice cake. Finish is clove, spice, and chocolate malt. Overall, it seems pretty watered-down.

Mouthfeel -- Full in body with mild creamy carbonation. Velvety.

Drinkability -- A bit of a letdown, quite frankly. Really doesn't stand up to the Belgians. The flavors are there, but are too muted to really be appreciated. The mouthfeel, however, is pretty phenomenal, even if it's more akin to a nice Double/Imperial Stout.

10-27-2010 23:08:03 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -21%

Bottle (courtesy of Tpaglia): Poured a pitch-black color ale with a small brown foamy head with minimum retention and lacing. Aroma of light sweet malt and candi sugar. Taste of sweet malt and candi sugar with no spices or yeast characteristics being noticeable. Body is about average with no alcohol being discernable. I though that this beer was generally lacking in character and not that close to the style and definitely sub par from this usually great brewery.

01-03-2007 17:17:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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semihobo

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -21%

12 oz from the Bell's store, bottled on 9/22/08 (Batch 8739).

Pours into a chalice with a dark tar color, opaque and near black with ruby highlights on the edges. Small head with a smattering of foam, bad staying power and non-existent lacing.

Intense, sweet smell, even when served on the colder side. Phenolic, nice and funky like chocolate banana bread with some cloves and cinnamon. A splash of vanilla, a little rum. Yum.

Smell is a little more brash, still dominated by phenols but they aren't so flawless on the taste. Some smoke and chemical adhesive taint the taste. Still, on balance, it tastes fine. Still strong banana and clove notes, some roasted notes from the dark malts, some baker's chocolate... not cloyingly sweet, at least. Minimal hop presence is distributed throughout the taste, minty with a little pepper kick. The alcohol hides well until the finish, where it is busted.

Mouthfeel is a little rough, would prefer softer carbonation. Average body for the style.

I liked this one a lot at the first smell and it got progressively worse as I went on. I'd try another, since there are some good things going on alongside some unfortunate tastes... too bad it's not distributed in Chicago. Overall, just about average for the style.

11-26-2008 03:03:20 | More by semihobo
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -21%

12oz bottle poured into a st. bernardus glass. Could of got a 6-pack but only got a single.

A- Bell's HHNF ale has a very dark mahogany color to itself. Almost like a mix of black & brown intertwined. A very creamy dark tan head had more retention that i was expecting. This BSDA left nice streaks of lace. This looks promising so far.

S- A lot of roastiness in the smell which was not expected. Alot of dark fruits in the nose with some figs and a dash of clove. A lot of malts and spice in this as well. Almost detected a Belgian yeast variety but who knows. A hint of chocolate and cocco as well.

T- Altogether on first sips i felt that the Belgian yeast took a turn for the worst as this is not what i like in my BSDA. Behind that yeast is alot of dark malt character giving off a roasty appeal with some chocolate thrown in the mix. Some light coffee in the middle. The addition of spices such as clove also comes into play while some figs, molasses % candi sugar come out. A whole lot going on without structure. Somewhat dissapointing.

M- A bit on the thick side of things for a BSDA but that may be what Larry was going for. The flavors don't come together nicely leaving me sipping this pretty fast without letting it sit for any time, the aftertaste had a metallic and rust like feel to it. Coats the mouth nicely though, i just wish it was more tasty. Mild carbonation.

D- I managed to finish the bottle but barely made it through the 12oz. Glad I only bought a single as this was not to my liking. A moderate ABV would make this a candidate for multiple bottles at a time, but not this time. Much better examples of this style made in the U.S. so I won't be going back to this.

02-13-2009 21:06:44 | More by BARFLYB
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

Served 12oz long neck brown bottle crimp-on cap into snifter.

Opaque,black browish hue,mocha ring around glass,chunks of yeast floating in the beer.
Aroma was very roasty,chocolaty,a bit smokey a moderate malt nose to the beer. Fruity aromas also and hints of clove.
The taste was very chocolaty,yeasty hints of clove a bit fruity.Syrupy with a dry bittersweet finish.
A medium mouthfeel,a bit cloying and sticky. A bit rough on the palate.
Beligium meets stout very different, just didn't really excite me
A bit of a dissapointing offering from Bell's one of my favorite breweries.
A really different beer,worth at least a try,just because it's so different.

11-19-2006 06:27:11 | More by jcdiflorio
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rwilde

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-21-2012 23:52:41 | More by rwilde
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deuce9259

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-21-2012 03:15:20 | More by deuce9259
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-18-2012 16:54:28 | More by benjaminahudson
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babybew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-29-2011 20:18:40 | More by babybew
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20.4%

I got this via trade. Couldn't resist the style and name. That said, while dark, it didn't do it for me. Not really a yeast or malt aroma / taste that says belgian or belgian strong dark ale. Sort of a murky black brew searching for a taste.

Glad to have tried it but I'll pass if ever offered another.

12-18-2006 17:13:07 | More by barleywinebrewer
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sendsilk

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-29-2011 15:27:14 | More by sendsilk
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rmcnealy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

Hell Hath No Fury - Bell's

Poured a non-translucent dark brown that created a very small deep mocha head that diminished to a tiny ring. The smells are not very robust with just the slightest, nearly undiscernable hints of caramel and roast. The mouthfeel was nothing special with a bit of syrupiness which I thought was a little much for the moderately low alcohol content. The hops did not make much of a showing. The palate is left with not much else other than slight maltiness feeling. I wasn't overly pleased by this beer. Not the best Bell's brew I've tried. Deep down I knew I wanted to go with a P.A. tonight.. lol.

Found at Binny's, Niles IL

11-04-2011 01:57:54 | More by rmcnealy
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jskennedy

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-25-2012 06:01:22 | More by jskennedy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-27-2011 03:50:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-03-2011 18:47:30 | More by Lantern
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-23-2012 23:32:32 | More by IPAchris
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-22-2013 01:31:47 | More by cfalovo97
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured into chalice. Bought a single bottle...

Man... Am I glad I didn't grab a 6 pack of this. I love Bell's, but this isn't Bell's at its best.

Pours a deep brown-- chestnut and garnet hues. Tan head. Pour retention and lace.

Smells like dark cherries, prunes, and sweet dark sugar. There is an odd spicy and peppery note. This is it. The taste presents the same way. Very boring. The spicy note in the finish is not what I want. The beer is too dry.

Body is decent. Good carbonation... Little oily.

This is not Bell's at their best-- it is average, and Bell's is better than that.
I'm glad I don't have to finish 5 more of these...

11-21-2010 02:28:13 | More by AleWatcher
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-09-2013 05:02:32 | More by mportnoy
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Ant4711

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-06-2013 15:09:32 | More by Ant4711
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coz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-16-2011 00:51:19 | More by coz
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-14-2012 21:57:05 | More by Stoutsman
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JPortillo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-21-2012 23:20:14 | More by JPortillo
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-20-2012 00:36:24 | More by 2dogbrew
Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.