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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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83
good

1,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,215
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 66 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

cwd, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

lostandwandering, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

pokey44, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

allenc85, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

salthemonster, Jan 27, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

MasterfulIdiot, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

elmo17, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ChrisWood6000, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dcbeers, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ziggyzoggy, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, light yellow color with a slight carbonated head. The aroma is full of rye and grain scents. The taste is full of rye and has a dry finish. There are lots of earthy tones that make this a fairly easy drinking beer. Interesting and very well made.

Lemke10, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Rosstheboss, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

marley2112, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cb8282, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Evarigan, Jan 25, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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ZombiesAteMyDog, Jan 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

zdeck37, Jan 21, 2014
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,215 ratings.