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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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83
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1,196 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Biggness on 06-14-2008)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big review dump from camping the last week. This was consumed in Sioux Falls, SD at our campground. Full notes taken on phone.

A- Hazy golden-apricot body poured from a 12oz to a goblet. A white head rises up to about one finger with decent retention and a frothy foamy texture. Thin islands and the small ring leaves spotty lace

S- Pretty much half and half balance of hops and malts for me. Maybe a bit to the hoppy side if I had to chose. Hops bring resin citrus grapefruit and floral. Caramel, rye and pale grains.

T- A small shift happens here with an increase in floral and specifically citrus oily feel, lemon oil almost with flowery herbal and spicy notes. Base of medium caramelized grains, spicy rye, slight sweets, rye crusty bread and some apple fruit esters.

MF- Light bodied with a nice texture from the rye. Silky and creamy with high end carbonation that helps drive the medium bitterness.

Nice balance of citrus floral hop strength and rye crusty cracked grain.

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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.