Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Lightly hazy gold in color. Forms a moderate sized bright white head. Decent retention. Minimal lacing.
S: moderate aromatic with lots of spicy rye and a little grapefruit and some bread.
T: very mild malts allows a lot of toasty rye to come through in this beer. Unfortunately, aside from the rye and some grapefruit pith, there just isn't much depth to the flavor.
M: thinner side of medium. Moderate to aggressive bitterness is fleeting. Medium carbonation.
O: a good beer. A bit one note, but this has to be one often most rye forward beers I've come across even if that's all there is to it.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 23:49:31 | More by Florida9
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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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