Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
3.86/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Max's
Pours vibrant light gold with a white head dissipating quickly into a ring.
Lemon and light citrus in the aroma with a bunch of biscuit/bread character along with spicy rye.
Wow this is rye heavy. Like rye bread in liquid form. Some lemon up front and finishes with an insane amount of rye kick.
Lighter bodied with carbonation a touch on the high side, but works with the rye.
Enjoyable beer as I was not expecting that much rye kick. Nothing substantially great, but if you are a fan of ryes you'll like it.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2013 20:44:29 | More by jmarsh123
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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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