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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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1,151 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
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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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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2014 00:37:13 | More by BodiesLexus
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2014 23:03:04 | More by Stu_Grimson
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DoubleJ

California

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If an American Pale Ale is made of rye, does that make it an American Rye Ale? Adding rye to the grain bill has been a trendy thing for some of the hoppier ales, so I'm not surprise to see an exclusive rye ale hopped like a pale ale. With 12 ounces, it's on to the beer:

Two fingers thick of head sit on top this flame orange colored beer. Head retention remains strong, streaks of lacing rings about the glass. The aroma is pleasing and much like a classic pale ale. Rather clean with pine, citrus, floral, an edge of rye.

Tastes like a classic pale ale too, albeit with a spicy rye note. All around, the flavor is dry with splurges of hops firing out, and a kick of rye. Pine, orange, a dash of pepper, rye, all which provide the key notes to this pleasant and drinkable beer. Feels light in the mouth and airy, maybe a touch more airy than I prefer. Easy drinking too.

Here's an interesting alternative to the number of standard pale ales on the market. I like Smitten.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 05:29:22 | More by DoubleJ
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mccorvey

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-30-2014 20:48:33 | More by mccorvey
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Caskaway

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-30-2014 16:21:58 | More by Caskaway
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spw109

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2014 14:19:30 | More by spw109
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2014 13:49:34 | More by Drknight
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tmaury

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2014 12:14:16 | More by tmaury
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 22:46:53 | More by rabiddawg
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 21:42:56 | More by chicagoish
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a pint glass. Hazy dark yellow, thin white head. Smells bready with floral notes. Taste light and sweet up front, dry rye and floral hops on the finish. Much to commend, but nothing particularly remarkable. Solid session beer, hides the alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:58:05 | More by stingrayvr6
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 20:41:16 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-29-2014 20:40:12 | More by andrenaline
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-29-2014 19:58:15 | More by mikepcarney
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 02:22:31 | More by GOBLIN
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2014 23:58:24 | More by Liberatiscioli
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-27-2014 23:47:35 | More by OrestesMethuon
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2014 16:42:18 | More by mrfrancis
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Trapipa

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2014 02:19:04 | More by Trapipa
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BSuter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 18:02:05 | More by BSuter
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 16:07:43 | More by tmryan21
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 00:45:36 | More by AngusOg
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elNopalero

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a copper gold with incredible head retention. I caught just a touch of peppery rye backing the lemony hop aroma along with a lightly buttered body that's smooth and crisp. There’s a touch of lemon and crack of peppercorn. I enjoyed this but I'd like it more if it was a sessionable 4% ABV instead of its 6%.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 23:51:34 | More by elNopalero
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stella77artois

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-25-2014 22:29:02 | More by stella77artois
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.