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

Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #62
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,892
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.9%
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
1,477
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 06, 2022
Added:
Nov 03, 2004
Wants:
  78
Gots:
  154
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.
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Rated: 4 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by gshak from Texas

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2019
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Love the brewery just not this brew. Tried it on Bells reputation and glad I did. Just not my cup of tea on this one.
Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap at Central Market (Houston, TX) in a plastic pint glass. Deep, dark brown color with a modest head of light brown foam. Huge malty notes of dark chocolate, roasted grain, figs and dates. Medium body, smooth feel, and light to medium carbonation. A big malty brew with hints of its ABV, but maybe not as much complexity. Still, a terrific beer to accompany Monday night grocery shopping.
May 14, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 9/1/17; drank 10/1/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown/purple appearance.

An even pour yielded a big khaki head; frothy lace.

Caramel, clove, cream, mild citrus & faint brown sugar notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Cream & mild caramel flavors up front; mild brown sugar bite on the finish.

Cream & mildly rich with a faint bite; interesting but not one you'll long for.
Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from a '12 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Consumed 9/3/17.

A: Pours a very dark brown, but distinctly brown rather than black. A thin light tan head quickly fades to a ring of foam. Low level of visible carbonation, and essentially opaque.

S: Boozy, raisins, dark fruit, some brown sugar. Dark rich malts with mild chocolate. Some figs and plums as well. Nice aroma, and a good example for style.

T: Malty sweet, some chocolate in the roast. Sweet raisins and prunes again, with some Belgian yeast ester fruitiness as well. Light brown sugar and Belgian rock candi. More fruity yeast esters in the hang with just a bit of boozy character.

M: The body seems surprisingly light, and light enough to its detriment. It's lighter than most examples in the style, but certainly an exemplar of the concept that not all dark beers are heavy. Average carbonation sensation for style. The alcohol flavors are much more restrained than the nose suggested.

O: It sure doesn’t taste as good as it smelled. The aroma was big and dark and complex and boozy. The flavors seemed watered down by comparison. Not bad at all, but my mouth was watering from the aroma and it just didn’t pay off. A decent beer, but nothing I’d be in a hurry to repeat though.
Mar 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by BaseballNBeer from Michigan

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by Muss42 from Michigan

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

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.
Dec 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

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.
Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

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…
May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 28, 2018
Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1477 ratings