Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,175 | Reviews: 219 | Display Reviews Only:
3.59/5 rDev -1.6%
As advertised this beer pours a transparent golden body beneath the scattered white head which dissolves to leave a faint lacing about the glass.
The aromas are primarily of pine, wheat, pale malt and rye. More of an American Pale Ale with hints of rye than anything else.
The flavor is similar with a more apparent rye presence than in the nose. More pine hops, wheat and again pale malt.
Generous carbonation on the mouthfeel, although lighter in body with a slightly drying finish.
A fairly nice brew, perhaps more of an American Pale as referenced above with hints of rye as it lacks the robust rye backbone some of its counterparts in the style possess.
04-07-2014 01:18:27 | More by CHADMC3
3.3/5 rDev -9.6%
Bottled 17 December 2013. Tasted 31 March 2014.
Pours clear medium golden. Floaties from the bottom of the glass, but that's my own fault. One finger of white head, fizzy. Okay retention and lacing.
Smell is an odd mix of rye spice and Belgian golden ale. Peppery rye, sweet grains.
Taste is, to my tastes, somewhat of a clash. A very light chalky bitterness mixes with rye to produce, well, spiced bitterness. But it's thin and not all that flavorful.
Feel is okay. Medium-light body, low carbonation. Chalky feel combines with the mild bitterness to make for a sort of floury feel.
Not my favorite beer. Not terrible, but the flavors mix in weird ways that don't really work for me.
04-01-2014 02:55:17 | More by zeledonia
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.