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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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1,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 16
Gots: 61 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mcrawford, Jan 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice copper color with 4 finger ecru head on pour. Dwindles to a nice sheen with good bits of lacing.

S: Very nice balance of fresh hops and great fresh malts.

T: Nice fresh hops and rye gives some nice flavors here. Grapefruit peel, with other citris, a bit of pine, maybe gin and tonic. It all ends in a very nice dry grapefruit and hint of rye finish. Yummy!

M: Medium light to medium, nice body on this brew.

O: Great bier. I will be having this one again.

baos, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jsf14, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Justinbshelton, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

WallyHop, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

zdeck37, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ToddGingerich, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Lelampp, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

camartin27, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

oceanside, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Stugotzo, Jan 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

cgrz, Jan 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

kemoarps, Jan 20, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As a fan of Bell's and of rye beers I felt inclined to try this offering. Though it was met with mixed reviews, I am very glad I tried this offering. This ale pours a hazy beautiful golden amber color with a thick frothy white head that lasts throughout the pour. There is a significant amount of lacing for such a light bodied ale. The nose is very subtle with fresh flavors of rye and a little yeast. Almost smells more European than American in nature. The flavor is light and subtle as well. Slightly bitter and sweet at the same time with definite notes of yeast and rye. It is very light and easy sipping. By far not my favorite offering from Bell's or my favorite rye ale but none the less a very enjoyable ale that could be sessioned all day or just enjoyed as a refreshing quaff after work.

lochef81, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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williahd, Jan 19, 2014
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Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.