Hell Hath No Fury Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.78/5
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Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Blending a pair of Belgian abbey-style yeasts into a recipe more akin to a roasty stout, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale offers up warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate together with the fruity & clove-like aromas.

Added by CRJMellor on 11-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,032
Reviews:
673
Ratings:
1,464
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
154
Trade:
7
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Photo of mothmanscott
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown, so deep it appears to be a shoe polish black, producing 2+ fingers of somewhat lasting, tan, foamy head which leaves motes and wisps of lace as it recedes. Aroma is Belgian yeast MEETS American Craft Stout: malty with dark roast, toffee, Nestle's Quik-like chocolate, banana, dark fruits heavy to raisin, faint grape, dried apple, honey, spice, earthy/floral hops, Belgian funk & a vinous hint. Taste is sweet dark fruits leaning toward dark grape, roast, bready malty, dark chocolate, brown sugar, Belgian funk with hints and nuances of smoke, banana, cherry, anise, cloves & roasted nuts. Finishes sweet and clean with low alcohol prominence giving way to a thin and short-lived fruity, malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium-high carbonation, silky & creamy with a lively spice. A wild hybrid of Belgian Dubbel and American Stout.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruit. Taste is mostly roasted malts, some light coffee, and slightly bitter dark chocolate.

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Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black color with a thin caramel head with short retention.
Nice aroma with lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, mild clove and dark fruits.
Flavor with notes of coffee, some cloves, dark chocolate, prunes on syrup, roasted malts, a bit of licorice, grapes and banana.
Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation of tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 7.5% is completely absent.
Interesting take on a Dubbel with a Stout accent. I question whether this is a sipper, once it is fairly drinkable. All flavors are very balanced. I kept increasing the score while I slowly drank it. Bell’s…

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a fluffy slighty tan head of foam.

Notes of berries, tobacco, leather, and other dark fruits.

Dark fruit takes the mainstage here with roasty notes on the finish.

Full bodied, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness.

Overall, not something I'd seek out again, but an interesting style and brew nonetheless.

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Photo of Vanscurvy
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quackershnoc
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: I did not expect it to be so dark…barely some ruby edges when held to the light; thin khaki head that leaves lacing

Aroma: yeast; malt; chocolate; banana and maybe some other fruits; a bit roasty; some coffee notes in there

Taste: a nice sweetness throughout; banana, cherry, and maybe some other fruits come to the front; moves into yeasty/bready/malty flavors; maybe a little spice in there too; finishes with some dark chocolate notes, a hint of coffee, and a bit roasty; slightly dry aftertaste, and bitter like you just had some really good dark chocolate

Mouthfeel: thick with a really nice creaminess to it; great carbonation; a mouth-coater; smooth and drinkable

Overall Impression: a very solid beer, with a lot going on; it smells absolutely wonderful; an interesting take on the style; I dig the aftertaste a lot

From notes taken on 12/5/2012

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Ommegang Goblet
BB 3/6/18
L- dark black with a little brown fizz no head
S- carmelized brown sugar, dark fruit
T- black coffee, black licorice, with a dark fruit-y finish
F- full-bodied, highly carbonated, chewy
Overall a unique and flavorful beer, which is drinking like a sipper, but feels very drinkable as well

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Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- pours cola brown with a thin ring of head

Aroma- coffee, char, brown sugar and a hint of banana

Taste- follows nose with coffee, char, and brown sugar followed by Belgian yeasty banana along with roasty bitterness

Feel- medium bodied and highly carbonated

Overall- unique combo of roasty stout flavors and Belgian yeast flavors

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Photo of awasteofmytime1234
1.34/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer taste likes pennies, I could hardly finish it. Its so gross, I drank it while eating something else and all I could taste was this metallic taste, what are they brewing it in? The after taste tastes like I'm drinking grinded up pennies.

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Photo of Z-man
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluebird218
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like Cracker Jack. Toasty caramel but not creamy.

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Photo of mst317
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,464 ratings