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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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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 16
Gots: 72 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HopsMathias
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle.
Yellow to copper color with a lot of sediment.
The sediment doesn't make it hazy more just suspended pieces which actually detract from the appearance.
Very light hop aroma.
Initial taste is very light with a hoppy and slightly peppery finish.
Mouthfeel is very light as well.
Overal not bad for an IPA. Less hoppy than some.

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of twkirkby
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kristenrae8
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of baklo
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of norinco
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy golden orange. Sticky white head. Leaves great lacing and nice surface foam.

Smell - Simcoe-like hop nose. Strong grapefruit aroma. Trademark garlicky notes. Rye isn't blatant, but gives it a slightly floral aroma. Some sweet notes there too.

Taste - Much less hoppy than the nose. Stronger rye and a ton of grainy malt flavor. Bitter and grainy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light in body. Well carbonated. Grainy bitter finish gets a bit abrasive, but easily consumed anyway.

Overall - I liked this more at first and then was less enthused as I drank it. Rye flavor isn't enough to keep it interesting and the hop profile isn't my favorite.

Photo of assman79
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of iKasey
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of secondtooth
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden and semi-cloudy due to massive chunks of sediment. My bottle is dated only a month ago, so I have no explanation for this. Regardless, there's a wealth of lovely and attractive lace.

Nose is malty and appealing, with a hint of hops. Not bad.

Taste is pleasantly hopped, with nice citrus notes and a slight bitterness. Didn't get a lot of the rye in the mix (which is fine with me), just a well-hopped pale ale. Tasty, well-done, and very enjoyable!

Photo of mtkennyp
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of bradcochran1234
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of damngoode
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rpbuckeye
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden honey color with a frothy, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of faint citrus notes and a bit of rye.

Tastes of a nice rye and hop combination upfront followed by a grainy malt base. Sharp rye notes lead off with a bit of spiciness. Hops follow suit with some pine and citrus notes to add to the mix. A bit of herbal and floral bitterness stays around as the grainy malts come through and add sweetness to the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid rye beer and worth some consideration.

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,245 ratings.