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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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1,175 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 54 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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
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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%

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
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-17-2012 19:03:47 | More by sliverX
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-14-2012 23:14:17 | More by Lynn
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-25-2012 07:45:54 | More by beernads
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warnerry

Michigan

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
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-03-2012 05:58:10 | More by MacStinson
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

04-20-2012 03:45:42 | More by mhaugo
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bashiba

Iowa

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
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AgentMunky

California

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
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2012 16:44:04 | More by ryanpj
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2012 18:59:22 | More by imperialking
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TheMonk41

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-06-2012 01:41:51 | More by TheMonk41
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CPditka

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2012 15:34:42 | More by CPditka
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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