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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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83
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1,218 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 66 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Biggness on 06-14-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

atrocity, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very similar to two hearted ale by bells. It has a very hoppy aroma and taste...good clarity with a light caramel color and thirst quenching. With a six percent abv this beer finishes very smooth. The carbonation finished very creamy. Great!

gogreen99, Apr 22, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very similar to Bell's Famous 2 Hearted Ale. Lighter in color, a golden yellow and not as strong in terms of hops or bitterness. Refreshing flavor is perfect for the summer month. There is a distinct carbonation that leaves a tingling aftertaste....

ZachMcGinn, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy and refreshingly light beer. Light carbonation aids in the hoppy flavor developing. Doesn't leave an after taste like other beers with this much hoppy flavor. A great beer to pair with light foods and great for summer time drinking. A great rye flavored beer!

Jesswellick, Apr 22, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a very refreshing beer. You are invited in by the caramel color and once you smell this beer you are hooked. You can smell the hops right from the beginning. Once this beer touches your lips you can taste the hops and citrus flavor of this great beer

phartman133, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 ouncer into a pub glass.

A- Big foamy, frothy, pale white head that dissipates into a plateau. Golden/copper liquid is hazy and showing mellow carbonation.

S- Resinous, dank piney hops hit my nose first, then mild notes of rye and malt.

T- Citrusy and sweet. The rye emerges at the finish to provide some spiciness. Even getting some orange or grapefruit peel in there. The malt is low-key. Rye and grapefruit provide a long finish.

M- Very light and thirst-quenching. Has a pleasant creaminess and a slight burst of carbonation on the finish.

O- Another good beer from Bell's. This beer seems like a great session beer, although I say that without having checked the ABV.

ONovoMexicano, Apr 14, 2014
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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.