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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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1,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | 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: 1,141 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-07-2014 23:30:58 | More by jgunther71
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beergoot

Colorado

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

Light, honey-colored body with a very thick, dense, creamy white head; finely bubbled foam rings. Smell had a veggie funk; slightly spicy. Mild black pepper flavor with low-key phenols present; a bit of tartness. Light bodied; powdery dry; very fine and robust carbonation.

A fine, light, summery ale featuring a delicate lemony tartness. The rye component definitely adds a one-of-a-kind of subdued spiciness to things. Nice and delightful.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:27:52 | More by beergoot
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-07-2014 18:15:03 | More by TX-Badger
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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 16:24:28 | More by BlackNotesIII
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2014 00:20:17 | More by Dave_in_GR
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mjtiernan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-06-2014 04:26:08 | More by mjtiernan
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Wazeecha

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-06-2014 00:19:56 | More by Wazeecha
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WatsonR

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-05-2014 01:20:38 | More by WatsonR
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2014 13:52:30 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-03-2014 02:26:02 | More by BeerForMuscle
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is gold to copper, head is bright white and presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is very pleasant, clean pale malt, with some toast and light earthiness from the rye; hops are fresh, floral with subtle grass.

Taste is nicely done clean pale ale malt and rye flavors: earthy dryness, subtle spice; hops are a floral and grassy with a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel is a bit biting on the tongue and rying but expeted for a pale ale to ipa size brew with rye malt.

Overall, a very solid rye pale ale with clean flavors but maybe light on the rye to bring out its true qualities.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 23:43:44 | More by mvanaskie13
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mve102

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-02-2014 14:50:56 | More by mve102
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-29-2014 22:33:47 | More by neckbracesub
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-29-2014 21:02:57 | More by Durandal_777
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khmel

Ukraine

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden, straw color. Minimal carbonation. Thick creamy head at 1.5 fingers with long retention.

S: Rye malt, but very mild.

T: Mellow rye and malt flavors in front. A little sweet malt, mild hops in finish.

M: Medium body (especially for a rye). Very smooth and creamy, almost stout-like. Low carbonation.

A: Very mellow, enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 19:08:47 | More by khmel
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-29-2014 18:39:59 | More by Knoxrb12
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staaaaalin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2014 12:29:59 | More by staaaaalin
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-29-2014 12:20:32 | More by Fitze
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2014 15:03:56 | More by Chucker17
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Focusf111

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-25-2014 22:11:23 | More by Focusf111
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-25-2014 21:57:20 | More by Rdc67
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-25-2014 20:55:31 | More by kushlash23
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redearth329

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I knew nothing about this beer before I tasted it other than that I liked Bell's two-hearted. I wouldn't put it on the rye, though, but I can see it now that I know it's there.

A- very clear, light gold; 1 finger of thin, coarse white head that dissipated quickly.

S- general citrus, light cereal malts, a bit of honey. Not much nose.

T- lemon, grapefruit and orange peel. Honey and light cereal malts. Herbal bitterness. Long finish.

M- very well balanced. Medium bodied. Well-integrated flavors. Medium carbonation, which is a great amount.

O- like a less bright, deeper and more malt-oriented version of the two hearted (which is also very good)

Serving type: growler

05-24-2014 01:50:26 | More by redearth329
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-24-2014 01:35:09 | More by rxthree
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EricTKole

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Lagunitas mason jar. Good head retention finger and a half head. Darker golden color with plenty of carbonation. Mild smell, some hops and malt nothing overwhelming. Tastes good to me, malty and bitter but sweet as well. Some caramel notes for sure and definitely a little bite on the back end. Some hints of rye in there but not a ton. Mouthfeel is solid but doesn't stick around very long. Overall a nice beer probably would have been better if it was fresh or on draft but I got this with a case being clearanced at $20 per so I cannot complain. Will definitely try to get it on draft for comparison.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 01:00:52 | More by EricTKole
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.