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

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

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1,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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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emerge077

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

3rd bottle of the sixer thus far, it's fairly unique, and more of a Rye IPA imho.

Pale orange yellow, murky with suspended sediment, billowing white foam and concentric halos of spindly lace in the glass. Lasting head retention, looks rustic like a saison, and the first whiff lent to this impression.

Complex aromatic combination of hops, rye, and yeast, sort of rustic and herbal, mildly grainy.

Firm herbal bitterness, floral, lemon rind, rye and pale malt, lingering dandelion bitterness. Light bodied and a little bit thin, would be quenching on a hot summer day for sure. Hope to revisit in warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 02:52:02 | More by emerge077
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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

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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.