Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by corby112:
3.56/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with a half finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Spicy, faint floral hop aroma with some earthy resin and sweet citrus countered by pale malt and bready yeast. Somewhat bland really with not much of a rye presence. Just some spicy, grassy hops followed by bread, biscuit and subtle light fruit notes.
Full bodied and much more interesting than expected. The nose is pretty boring but it's actually complex, well balanced and flavorful. Crisp spicy hop bite up front gives off some dry bitterness with resinous oils, grass and pine needle flavor. Some peppery rye, but like the nose, it's not a dominant flavor. Nicely balanced by yeast, light fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Hints of bread, biscuit and cracker round things out in the dry finish. Not a great beer but it's refreshing and easy to drink with nice hop flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 07:45:38 | More by corby112
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4.16/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle date 1/28 - enjoyed from a fancy bells tulip.
Brew pours a transparent but rich orange yellow with a big boastful frothy head that hung out and literally coated the glass with milk shake like chunks of frothy lace. Very lively visible carbonation could be seen.
Nose is soggy citrus. Not really any grain at all.
Taste matches this nose with the rye tossed into the mix. Really nice, like chewing on a juicy wet fresh hop...soggy with hop juice. Nice fruity uptick on the tail.
Super easy drinking beer. Can't believe how good it is. A real sleeper in their catalog, I will definitely be drinking tons of this now that bells is in town!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:16:19 | More by cosmicevan
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.