Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by CloudStrife:
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 1/27/14.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a white head on top. Some small floaties in the glass give it the haze. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: The aroma is a blend of hops and rye malts. A bit of a citrusy floral note to the hop. The rye provides some bready toasty qualities.
T: Focus of the flavor is really on that rye malt. A bit sweet with a spice like quality, the rye is real solid. Hops give it a balance with a mild fruitiness. Aftertaste comes back around with a toasty rye flavor.
M: Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Clean refreshing finish with good drinkability.
Overall I'm a huge rye fan so this is an enjoyable brew. Solid balance and easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 20:57:04 | More by CloudStrife
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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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