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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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1,161 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | 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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Tittles

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-23-2013 02:47:32 | More by Tittles
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2013 14:55:13 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a moustachioed shaker pint glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for this bottle!

But what did he end up saying when the last petal was plucked? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear gold populated by a steady suspension of floaties and topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises pine sap, leek-y grass, funky lemon rind, and a light dusting of rye spice. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though now the leek character is more of a dank/dark one, and there's less of a funkiness present, allowing the lemon to express itself as it sees fit. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice rye beer, one I could easily see enjoying a few sixers of over the course of its availability.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:28:43 | More by TMoney2591
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zukoffa


4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-20-2013 17:23:19 | More by zukoffa
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Cabbage_pants1

Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was orangey with a slight haze
Nose was bready huge malt loveliness with the promise(which was delivered) of citrus and a slight spice to come. I have to say I fell in love with the nose on this one...beauty... sheer beauty...
Taste.. Ahh taste... Malty toast preceeded by a citrusy, mostly orange flavor... Good stuff...
Mouthfeel was ephervecent at first rolling about mid mouth provideing a truly balanced feeling almost maturing as you drink... Lovely probably my second favorite part
Overall I like it... I want to love it but it won't let me... Good stuff though if you see it drink it! It's totally worth it...

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 05:13:13 | More by Cabbage_pants1
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fastenoughforphish

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Bell's seasonal I believe. Bottle 1/14/13 so very fresh.

A: Appearance is nice golden light beer, small one finger head that dissipates quite quickly.

Smell: Smell is a little bit of citrus presence up front, followed by a good biscuity maltiness. Toasted.

TasteL Taste is similar to the smell, with citrus hops up front, but these leave the palate very quickly. Followed by a toasty spicy malt flavor from the rye that sticks around. Pleasant taste. Toast sticks around until the end with little bitterness, just enough to balance out the beer.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, light body, works well for the beer. Nothing special.

Overall: A tasty beer, the rye toasty flavor dominates, but there is definitely a citrus hop presence up front in the nose and mouth. A good bridge between winter and spring.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:33:37 | More by fastenoughforphish
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz bottle which was bottled on Jan 14 2013 into blonde glass

Poured bright golden color with a solid two finger head and plenty of carbonation

Smell was different. Grassy and toasted. No real hop presence.

Different taste from any APA. No citrus notes or hop forward taste. Much like the smell. You taste the toasted rye flavor. Clean and crisp for the most part. Bitter finish. Not overpoweringly bitter but it stays on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is effervescent and almost lager-like.

Worth a try. Very fresh and grassy. Hard to compare to anything else. Bell's continues to produce thought provoking beers in variable styles.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 04:54:26 | More by PHBoiler
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-16-2013 22:50:12 | More by brandoman63
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-12-2013 17:18:08 | More by ortie
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-05-2013 17:35:28 | More by pukahi91
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jrcmlc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-24-2012 21:24:05 | More by jrcmlc
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-13-2012 03:14:56 | More by denimdemon
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-01-2012 21:35:08 | More by PopnLoads
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-01-2012 02:38:09 | More by mrebeka
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silversumo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2012 20:23:53 | More by silversumo
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-18-2012 01:36:22 | More by carrollmel7
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-11-2012 03:04:33 | More by inbierveritas
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
Served in a standard pint glass

A - It has a nice golden amber body with an inch or two of off white head.

S - I get some light citrus notes as well as some rye.

T - I get modest citrus flavors, and it finishes with some rye.

M - Moderate

O - It is an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 20:33:32 | More by buschbeer
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deebo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2012 01:50:52 | More by deebo
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2012 00:07:11 | More by t0rin0
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mynie

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super rare beer bought at the brewery. It comes in a fancy bottle that makes you think chalice, but the style and ABV are more suited to my regular-ol' pint glass.

Pours... goldish. Kind of like a very pale APA, and with a tiny head.

Smells... ryeish. A light tang goes against a light hop. EDIT: A fantastic, bready yeast complexity becomes apparent as the beer warms and lends some fantastic complication to the brew.

Things are a bit more happenin', flavorwise. But, still, it's pretty much like a boilerplate ryePA, only a bit crisper and lighter. Earthy malt, green hops, and then a bit of rye tang.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:10:54 | More by mynie
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-12-2012 13:30:45 | More by hoppymcgee
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-10-2012 03:03:18 | More by atone315
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An easy drinking ale. Prevalent but not edgey rye flavour, a decent pale ale level of IBU. Good drinkability. Floral. Cloudy golden colour with a good lasting head. A bit above average mouthfeel. Bottle from February 2012, thanks Steve.Rich, satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:09:14 | More by Sammy
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-17-2012 19:03:47 | More by sliverX
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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