Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by NODAK:
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma is pretty light on this one. Definitely some pine notes there....but rather clean for the most part.
Golden in color, somewhat cloudy with a fair amount of sediment.
Taste is nicely floral upfront, much like a nice American pale ale....not too strong but certainly flavorful. Afterwards, the spicy rye comes out a bit and adds another layer to this beer and makes it a bit different. The bitterness is fair on the end and lingers a little while. Fairly clean otherwise. Pretty good stuff, a good take on an APA.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:53:24 | More by NODAK
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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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