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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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1,161 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | 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: 1,161 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-19-2013 01:55:18 | More by bonSreeB
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-19-2013 01:08:16 | More by jp312
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oline73

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Churchkey.

Pours an orangish amber with a layer of off white head. The nose is abut weird. I'm getting rye and some citrus but there is also a slight medicinal quality. The taste is better. Rye spice teams up with citrus peel hops. The malt backbone is quite nice. Quite enjoyable but not spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 22:31:08 | More by oline73
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-18-2013 13:44:06 | More by Danielr26
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2013 10:57:35 | More by AlMarzo
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elfcounsul

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden color, good lacing

The smell was pleasing, but I got no impressions other than a hop bite. I'll pay more attention to that the next time.

A good rind taste/feel, some bitter, but not too sharp. The light carbonation allows softer rounder sweetness to appear, but it is just a hint. The aftertaste is unobtrusive to the point of confusion between taste and sensation.

The feel is led by bitterness, then quickly morphs into smooth feel. Aftertaste is more of a dry feel.

It's just a good, laid back beer. Not sure if I'd buy a sixer. It's not my style, but I wouldn't reject it. Very drinkable, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 03:25:43 | More by elfcounsul
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Big orange color with a bright white head. Cloudy at first to floaters everywhere.
a kaleidoscopic of sediment.
nice smell and light bite.
With a mild bitter at the end

a very pleasing way to move into IPAs.
Abv 6.0

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:07:51 | More by DragonzBreath
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MIA4IPA

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 18:34:21 | More by MIA4IPA
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-17-2013 16:07:52 | More by grumpygerman
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 06:54:40 | More by Eaglefan344
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 06:49:28 | More by TonyTalon
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Shoo65

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-17-2013 05:32:57 | More by Shoo65
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-17-2013 03:22:52 | More by jeffthepony
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is pretty light on this one. Definitely some pine notes there....but rather clean for the most part.

Golden in color, somewhat cloudy with a fair amount of sediment.

Taste is nicely floral upfront, much like a nice American pale ale....not too strong but certainly flavorful. Afterwards, the spicy rye comes out a bit and adds another layer to this beer and makes it a bit different. The bitterness is fair on the end and lingers a little while. Fairly clean otherwise. Pretty good stuff, a good take on an APA.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:53:24 | More by NODAK
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aliving1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 01:08:07 | More by aliving1
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mellowmark

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

02-17-2013 00:14:54 | More by mellowmark
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 00:09:26 | More by ssimpson89
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HopsMathias

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle.
Yellow to copper color with a lot of sediment.
The sediment doesn't make it hazy more just suspended pieces which actually detract from the appearance.
Very light hop aroma.
Initial taste is very light with a hoppy and slightly peppery finish.
Mouthfeel is very light as well.
Overal not bad for an IPA. Less hoppy than some.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:00:52 | More by HopsMathias
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2013 23:52:50 | More by ChrisKayler
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twkirkby

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-16-2013 21:50:27 | More by twkirkby
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2013 21:48:36 | More by sendbeer
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kristenrae8

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-16-2013 17:46:00 | More by kristenrae8
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baklo

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-16-2013 16:14:01 | More by baklo
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norinco

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-16-2013 14:32:46 | More by norinco
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match1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-16-2013 13:11:12 | More by match1112
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.