Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Batch 11695 bottled 1/14/13.
Man the floaties in this. Pours out a semi-clear yellow liquid with three fingers of white suds that stick around for most of the glassfull. No lacing to speak of here.
Smell is freshly mowed grass and straw. Almost a green aroma. The sugar and malt are way behind this everpresent rye aroma.
Taste is strong rye at first then the hop comes in. The bitterness is not just hop here. The rye is coming through and it isn't too bad.
Mouthfeel is sticky and bitter so there must be sugar in behind the rye somewhere.
Overall I am more confused by this beer than anything. I like it but don't know how to review the thing. Probably wouldn't buy this if weinstephaner was available. Still Bells kicks butt and this is not a bad beer by any means.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 01:47:18 | More by peabody
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