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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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Ratings: 1,175 | Reviews: 219 | Display Reviews Only:
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Nick-K

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-07-2014 15:57:00 | More by Nick-K
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ms333

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-07-2014 01:20:08 | More by ms333
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

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
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instinct2

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 19:27:13 | More by instinct2
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JakeZWord

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-06-2014 19:26:54 | More by JakeZWord
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2014 14:28:36 | More by Yeroc
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2014 03:14:28 | More by sonofliberty2
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2014 02:51:39 | More by MrBeige
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-05-2014 15:12:13 | More by BradShook
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msquared36

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-05-2014 01:41:18 | More by msquared36
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IorekKatze


4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-04-2014 22:41:37 | More by IorekKatze
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Filabee

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

04-04-2014 21:54:38 | More by Filabee
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cathomae

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-04-2014 20:53:42 | More by cathomae
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billyrenfroe

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2014 19:26:03 | More by billyrenfroe
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mwar

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

04-04-2014 17:29:13 | More by mwar
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2014 12:08:59 | More by Dover
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2014 12:08:53 | More by Dovers
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jlmathis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2014 07:26:25 | More by jlmathis
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-03-2014 20:48:32 | More by target88
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RollBounce

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-03-2014 18:27:44 | More by RollBounce
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-03-2014 18:27:00 | More by hmmmbeer10
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HopkingGonzalo

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-03-2014 02:29:04 | More by HopkingGonzalo
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 13:21:42 | More by jbhollis1180
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yoshamano

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2014 03:53:45 | More by yoshamano
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zeledonia

Minnesota

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.