Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
10-05-2012 20:33:32 | More by buschbeer
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
08-14-2012 04:10:54 | More by mynie
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
07-08-2012 03:09:14 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle #336 of 508
A - Pours a clear pale copper with one finger or so of off-white head. Head has decent retention but leaves only small spots of lacing.
S - Quite a bit of malt in the aroma. A faint spiciness, but really much going here.
T- Nice spicy rye up front, along with some floral hops. Malt becomes very prominent in the middle. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and spice. Pretty nice, if not the most complex taste around.
M - Mouthfeel is slightly watery in the middle, but finishes nice and dry.
O - Pretty good beer with a nice rye presence, but otherwise nothing really sticks out. Enjoyable, but not sure this warranted being in the 750 series.
05-08-2012 01:34:29 | More by warnerry
3.08/5 rDev -15.6%
Poured a nice clean golden with a thin white head, minor lacing.
The smell was grainy with a touch of grassy noble hops.
The flavor was dominated by the rye malt, spicy and bready, not much else. Just a hint of noble hops in the finish with a real mild bitterness.
The mouthfeel was light with mild carbonation.
Overall a pretty boring beer, just Rye, and nothing else.
04-16-2012 14:07:43 | More by bashiba
3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
Served in a pint glass at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville. From notes. Reviewed 9 July 2011.
A: Hazy golden-brown. Thin head fades and leaves great lacing. Pretty.
S: Fresh-squeezed lemons and hint of grain. Very faint.
T: Good! Fresh, crisp, and the graininess is perfect -- dry, rather than corny sweet -- not a big hitter, but supremely drinkable.
M: Carbonated, sweet-fun, and kinda grainy (rye, I assume). Still, refreshing and good.
O: Sure to find wide appeal. I might not be looking for more, but I like it. Tentatively recommended.
04-08-2012 02:42:33 | More by AgentMunky
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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