Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.75/5 rDev +3%
A - Golden yellow in color, thick white frothy head, leaves lots of lacing
S - Clean citrus smell, a little yeasty
T - Very crisp and dry, citrus hops, rye, bit of grapefruit
M - Medium-bodied beer, dry
O - Being a lover of Bell's I had to try this when I found it at a local grocery store. Not as good as their staples but not a bad beer. A decent refreshing, albeit dry, medium-bodied beer.
01-28-2014 04:11:50 | More by henrichsj
4.45/5 rDev +22.3%
Poured into a riedel tulip glass.
Appearance is semi-transparent golden with tons of bubbles. Nice thick off-white head has really good staying power and leaves sheets and sheets of lace.
Aroma is mostly citrus hops, with some spicy/grainy rye underneath. Actually this is really incredibly citrusy - smells like there's orange juice in there!
Taste follows the nose. Mega- citrusy, with some nice rye spiciness underneath. Really nice mix of flavors and really well-balanced. It's actually amazing how much citrusy/floral hop flavor there is without being over-the-top or overpowering the rye. There's some nice subtle creamy malt sweetness backing everything up. Really really nice - relatively unassuming, but wonderfully flavorful!
Mouthfeel is also really great. Moderately thick and creamy with tons of prickly carbonation to cut through it. Perfect match for the flavor, and just feels wonderful in your mouth.
Really great overall - I could drink this every day. Super great hop flavors and really well balanced!
01-27-2014 01:48:03 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.