Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
3.59/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
As advertised this beer pours a transparent golden body beneath the scattered white head which dissolves to leave a faint lacing about the glass.
The aromas are primarily of pine, wheat, pale malt and rye. More of an American Pale Ale with hints of rye than anything else.
The flavor is similar with a more apparent rye presence than in the nose. More pine hops, wheat and again pale malt.
Generous carbonation on the mouthfeel, although lighter in body with a slightly drying finish.
A fairly nice brew, perhaps more of an American Pale as referenced above with hints of rye as it lacks the robust rye backbone some of its counterparts in the style possess.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 01:18:27 | More by CHADMC3
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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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