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Hell Hath No Fury Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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3.78/5
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1,403 Ratings
Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: 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:
#17,479
Reviews:
656
Ratings:
1,403
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
144
Trade:
7
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Photo of cambabeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. 7.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep plum, almost black. Opaque.

Smell- Sweet malt, dark fruits abound. Plum

Taste- Sweet malt with ample grain, hints of belgian yeast. Raisin notes abound. Heavier notes of dark fruit follow, most notably plum. Slight grape tartness on the back end. Finishes a bit bitter with just a touch of coffee darkness.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with low carbonation.

Overall- An easy sipping dubbel with lots of flavors. This on exemplifies the style. Great flavor profile. No fury, but you just might feel a slight burn in your belly!

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Photo of rclangk
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11/17/17 House of Wines

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours absolutely beautifully: dark reddish brown writhing a rich foamy light brown head and good lacing. Light smell but mostly of chocolate. Taste is an unusual mix of dubbel fruitiness and the chocolate and coffee notes of a porter. A fun beer!

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Photo of golf4collet
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidST
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Hell Hath No Fury Ale, 7.5% ABV, 8 IBU. Pours dark brown to black, with a half finger tan head that left decent lacing. Nose is sweet raisins and malt. Taste follows with moderate sweetness, no bitterness, and besides raisins I'm picking up prunes. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a single serve into a tulip....

Pours rather dark for a dubbel, but has a nice head with outstanding lacing. On the nose, Dark fruits (raisin, prune, and date) meld well with uniquely-strong herbal notes (anise especially) but the classic Belgian yeast notes are lacking. This carries over to the palate, where there is a wealth of candi sugar and fruit, and some interesting stout-like toasted notes, but a lack of balance from the expected (but not really present) true malts and yeast. It seems boozier than it really is, with some noticeable burn. The finish is excellent, however. Well-carbonated, but not overly so, it has a nice crisp and remarkably light mouthfeel. Overall, this is an interesting brew, but it isn't really a dubbel.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown that lets ruby light through and with an off white head. Smells of plums, dark fruits, yeast, and chocolate. Tastes of roasty malts, sweet plums and other dark fruits, light yeast, coffee, and chocolate. Medium-heavy creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall a pretty good Belgian dark ale.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with rich head and sticky lacing. The nose is almost nonexistent, very faint bread, malt, and roasted oat. The taste is nice but very mild, smooth malt, roasted barley, a biscuit sweet tones, but as a whole it seemed a little watery. If this was taken up a level it would be fantastic but as is it was average.

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10/07/17, had on-tap at Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI

Appearance - Served in a 12oz tulip, black with cola brown highlights where light can penetrate. Thin, broken layer of suds sit atop with a fair sized ring wrapping around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Aroma is considerably roasty with a bit of acidic fruitiness.

Taste - Flavor shows more balance, as both the vinous-like and funky fruitiness takes some edge of the roast, unburying layers of chocolate and slightly smokey malt character. Hint of banana and clove spice once the brew warms. Finish is surprisingly clean before a bit of roast creeps back in, and it lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Close to full-bodied with slightly bitey carbonation. More slick than velvety in texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Odd brew. Unique. I can see why some wouldn't like this, but I find it a nice change of pace beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of foundersasap
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,403 ratings
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