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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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82
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1,179 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 17
Gots: 56 | 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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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 23:18:06 | More by MeganandDana
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nofunyons

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 04:52:26 | More by nofunyons
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-01-2014 03:47:06 | More by JasonTaverner
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2014 02:06:38 | More by srw
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cjgator3

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-01-2014 01:07:02 | More by cjgator3
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Mikegonzo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-31-2014 17:00:05 | More by Mikegonzo
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-31-2014 07:33:18 | More by bennetj17
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-30-2014 23:28:00 | More by prock180
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 02:15:20 | More by OldSmaug
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Mtooman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-29-2014 23:12:05 | More by Mtooman
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 21:46:19 | More by Mattsk1
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envinoveri

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-28-2014 21:00:06 | More by envinoveri
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2014 10:41:51 | More by JellyJacket
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henrichsj

Iowa

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
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cwd

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2014 03:23:36 | More by cwd
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 00:04:40 | More by lostandwandering
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pokey44

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-27-2014 14:48:28 | More by pokey44
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allenc85

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2014 04:54:44 | More by allenc85
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-27-2014 02:05:57 | More by salthemonster
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

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
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elmo17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-27-2014 00:55:38 | More by elmo17
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ChrisWood6000

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-27-2014 00:54:55 | More by ChrisWood6000
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-26-2014 22:58:45 | More by dcbeers
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-26-2014 21:28:05 | More by ziggyzoggy
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JVB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-26-2014 18:26:59 | More by JVB
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.