Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
3.54/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy golden orange. Sticky white head. Leaves great lacing and nice surface foam.
Smell - Simcoe-like hop nose. Strong grapefruit aroma. Trademark garlicky notes. Rye isn't blatant, but gives it a slightly floral aroma. Some sweet notes there too.
Taste - Much less hoppy than the nose. Stronger rye and a ton of grainy malt flavor. Bitter and grainy in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium light in body. Well carbonated. Grainy bitter finish gets a bit abrasive, but easily consumed anyway.
Overall - I liked this more at first and then was less enthused as I drank it. Rye flavor isn't enough to keep it interesting and the hop profile isn't my favorite.
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2013 02:51:09 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.69/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Big review dump from camping the last week. This was consumed in Sioux Falls, SD at our campground. Full notes taken on phone.
A- Hazy golden-apricot body poured from a 12oz to a goblet. A white head rises up to about one finger with decent retention and a frothy foamy texture. Thin islands and the small ring leaves spotty lace
S- Pretty much half and half balance of hops and malts for me. Maybe a bit to the hoppy side if I had to chose. Hops bring resin citrus grapefruit and floral. Caramel, rye and pale grains.
T- A small shift happens here with an increase in floral and specifically citrus oily feel, lemon oil almost with flowery herbal and spicy notes. Base of medium caramelized grains, spicy rye, slight sweets, rye crusty bread and some apple fruit esters.
MF- Light bodied with a nice texture from the rye. Silky and creamy with high end carbonation that helps drive the medium bitterness.
Nice balance of citrus floral hop strength and rye crusty cracked grain.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 23:14:47 | More by cbutova
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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