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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Smitten Golden Rye AleBell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale

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83
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1,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 1016
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Biggness on 06-14-2008)
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-14-2013 03:32:06 | More by FreshHawk
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-23-2014 20:26:02 | More by atrocity
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gogreen99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very similar to two hearted ale by bells. It has a very hoppy aroma and taste...good clarity with a light caramel color and thirst quenching. With a six percent abv this beer finishes very smooth. The carbonation finished very creamy. Great!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:05:49 | More by gogreen99
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ZachMcGinn

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very similar to Bell's Famous 2 Hearted Ale. Lighter in color, a golden yellow and not as strong in terms of hops or bitterness. Refreshing flavor is perfect for the summer month. There is a distinct carbonation that leaves a tingling aftertaste....

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:04:21 | More by ZachMcGinn
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Jesswellick

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy and refreshingly light beer. Light carbonation aids in the hoppy flavor developing. Doesn't leave an after taste like other beers with this much hoppy flavor. A great beer to pair with light foods and great for summer time drinking. A great rye flavored beer!

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 01:00:58 | More by Jesswellick
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phartman133

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a very refreshing beer. You are invited in by the caramel color and once you smell this beer you are hooked. You can smell the hops right from the beginning. Once this beer touches your lips you can taste the hops and citrus flavor of this great beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 00:57:46 | More by phartman133
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-21-2014 00:22:11 | More by mpalestino
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-19-2014 23:48:00 | More by bcm75
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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04-17-2014 02:15:12 | More by mvanwoerm
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New York

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04-16-2014 01:51:59 | More by tabhill
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FrankHashimoto

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04-15-2014 23:38:09 | More by FrankHashimoto
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JVan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-14-2014 14:14:43 | More by JVan
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 ouncer into a pub glass.

A- Big foamy, frothy, pale white head that dissipates into a plateau. Golden/copper liquid is hazy and showing mellow carbonation.

S- Resinous, dank piney hops hit my nose first, then mild notes of rye and malt.

T- Citrusy and sweet. The rye emerges at the finish to provide some spiciness. Even getting some orange or grapefruit peel in there. The malt is low-key. Rye and grapefruit provide a long finish.

M- Very light and thirst-quenching. Has a pleasant creaminess and a slight burst of carbonation on the finish.

O- Another good beer from Bell's. This beer seems like a great session beer, although I say that without having checked the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:17:01 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Resuin

Massachusetts

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CHickman

New York

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow gold with a big 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Impressive looking for a pale ale or rye beer, this looks like one of Bell’s IPA’s.

Smells of rye, floral hops, herbs, mild spices, mint, light grapefruit, roasted grains, yeast like that wet cardboard smell, and spices like potpourri. Nose has a lot of strong scents that work well together for a very different smelling beer, I enjoyed the nose a lot.

Tastes like it smells with rye, floral hops, herbs, mild spices like pepper, mint, coriander and allspice, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine cone/piney hops, roasted grains, yeast, and biscuit or wheat. Flavor is hoppier than the nose with the spices and rye finishing each sip on the dry side.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a little texture, light fizzy carbonation, and a slightly bitter spicy finish that’s on the dry side with rye and hops. Nice beer overall, pale ale or rye beer category is not important since it’s tasty, crisp and easy drinking. Could be a session beer if I can get more of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:34:14 | More by CHickman
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-12-2014 15:45:00 | More by mendvicdog
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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.