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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 64
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 11-03-2004)
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Photo of burnstar
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque dark brown to black. Dense tan head with lacing on the surface. Smell is very mild roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt at first. Some coffee notes. Sweetness through the middle but not too much. Coming back to some roasted malt bitterness in the finish. Really nicely balanced. Mellow but flavorful. Slightly warming. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Really drinkable. Not sure if this seems like a Belgian Strong to me. But regardless of style this is a very nice beer.

burnstar, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of righthereisay
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a single at a bottle shop for $3.50. Put in the freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Appearance: Very Dark. Light brown head with some lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, alcohol,

Taste: Wow. This one is good. Light Chocolate, some coffee It is like a stout. Nice and malty. I am very impressed. I wasn't expecting something this good. Possibly the best winter Bell's beer.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, a little carbonation, basically a Stout with a lot of alcohol, but you can't taste the alcohol.

You could throw down a lot of these. At 7.70%, you will only know it when you wake up in the morning.

righthereisay, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of guillemiro
4/5  rDev +6.1%

guillemiro, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Namarsha82
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Namarsha82, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Bottled 18 October 2011.

A: Very little head. Pours with a lovely ruby glint to the impenetrably dark brown body. Intimidatingly dark for a Belgian style ale.

S: Lots of dark fruit, zesty yeast, slight nutty/roasted malt. Dry and enticing.

T: Harrumph. Disappointing. Some smoky malts, traces of fruit, bitterish endtaste reminiscent of coffee. It doesn't seem to me to be reminiscent of Belgian Dark Ales. I'd call this one a miss, but I'd be open to reassessment.

M: Mediocre, at best. No substance, little carbonation, and generally boring.

O: The great name, hilarious label, and general excellence of the brewery led me to expect much more. This beer is simply decent. I would not recommend it, and I would rarely buy it ever again. Ah, well, you can't win every one.

11 September 2012 EDIT: Bottled 18 October 2011. This was better than I initially gave it credit for. A & S are spot-on, as is the smoky bitterness in the maintaste. However, there's also a berry fruitiness, caramelized brown sugar (or molasses), and generally positively warming mouthfeel. I won't change my initial rating, but I would definitely drink again (especially if aged).

AgentMunky, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz into a tall goblet

A: Pours very dark brown, nearly pitch black with a finger of tan head that slowly recedes to a ring around the beer. Carbonation seems fairly lively.

S: Mixture of toffee, caramel, and roastiness. Faint hops in the background. Almost like a mixture of a stout and a Belgian Dark Strong ale.

T: Quite complex, but atypical to a Belgian Dark Strong. The dark fruits are there (raisin and plum) with some sweet caramel, but the sweetness is well supported. There is an interesting roastiness that accompanies the beer with a faint smokiness in the background. I really like how these two flavors play off each other. They complement each other very well. Saying the ABV is well hidden is an understatement.

M: Exactly where I'd want it to be. Good carbonation with a fairly thick mouthfeel.

O: This beer is very interesting. I really like how the dark fruit sweetness mixes with the roastiness. It's not complex the way a Chimay Blue or Rochefort 8 is complex. It's also not typical to a Belgian Imperial Stout. It's an interesting American version of a beer with a Belgian yeast strain that is dark and strong. I make this distinction because it is quite different than most beers within the style, but I'm quite fond of the beer.

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of mjaggers
4/5  rDev +6.1%

mjaggers, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3/5  rDev -20.4%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ummswimmin
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up while on vacation in Florida. This was a pretty good pick for a vacation, but not so much for a warm evening.

I poured this into an approximation of a pint glass (really a water glass). This was a very dark black.

I smell caramel, tobacco, and a slight bit of coffee.

The tasted was a little blunted. I got more out of the smell than the tasted. The flavor was like hitting a wall.

The body was very thick as it should be.

Pretty good, but I recommend the Expedition over this.

ummswimmin, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of martincm
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours up dark but still nice and thin. Head subsides fairly quickly. Looks like black water in the glass. Nice spicy taste with adequate carbonation. This beer could use a little something zingy or zesty to accompany all of the flavor. Good brew, Bell's!

martincm, Nov 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

jophish17, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

nh2032, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

davesway10, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ashleylake, Nov 19, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

wingedeel, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

tmarq9, Nov 18, 2011
Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.