Hell's Belle | Big Boss Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States
bigbossbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by blackie on 02-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Knapp85
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking golden yellow color, the head was white and fizzy looking. The retention and lacing are decent. The smell of the beer is very Belgian, lots of bread-like aromas on the nose with some minimal fruit esters. The taste of the beer was pretty straight forward, grains and some sweet sugar-like flavors. Not much depth to the mouthfeel, just kinda feels boring to me. Overall it's an ok brew, not really something I would seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

If you like belgians then you'll like this one...but you won't love it...it has a spiced backbone and an awesome and surprisingly thick mouthfeel...overall a 3.5 represents a beer slightly above average...

Enjoy this beer while listening to iron and wine...

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7% ABV, "Bottled on" unmarked.

Thanks to Onenote81 for this bottle!

A - Hell's Belle is a brilliant clear blonde color with a pluming head of foam on 'er. The tightly packed little bubbles drop slowly and produce one little arch of lace on the glass.

S - Yeast esters blaze out of this beer with a fire-y fury; potent clay and white pepper, cardamom, and a splash of white grape all make an appearance. Earthy wood splinters show up too, but certainly not to the degree this one is barrel aged. Grainy pale malt balances the upfront hoppiness of the sharp citrus notes of lemon, grapefruit, and mild pineapple.

T - Sharply dry Hell's Belle flames up with a hoppy bite of citrus and earth tones with quite a bit of earthiness from the Belgian yeast esters following. There is a good balance of yeast and hops backed by a grainy pale and sweet pilsner malt base.

M - Plenty of carbonation keeps Hell's Belle lively-feeling while very smooth at the same time. The alcohol presence goes almost unnoticed making it a devil in disguise as this beer finishes out with an incredibly dry bite and moderately bitter lingering flavor.

O - Nothing screams "cool off" like the penetrating stare from a fire-headed woman on a crisp Belgian pale ale titled Hell's Belle. Especially when it's over 100° outside. And I cool off indeed. This is a tasty rendition of a Belgian classic, complete with plenty of yeast nuances to cut through the hoppy flavor. Hell's Belle is unique, enjoyable, and foxy.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Hell's Belle from Big Boss Brewing
3.56 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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