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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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
Ratings:
1,359
Reviews:
643
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
136
For Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch 9999

Beer appears black with a slight reddish tinge, though opaque, with a nice tan laced crown.

The smell's roasty with notes of raspberry and cranberry, as well as some earthy clove, ginger root, and allspice.

The taste starts with some floral notes (hibiscus and rose), going into the berry-like fruitiness, and finishing with alcoholic warmth. This is all amidst a consistent chocolate/roasted malt current. Goes down easily, but with more complexity than I expected.

Mouthfeel is very round, balancing well between having a decent body and maintaining carbonation levels.

Overall, this is a great beer that I'm very glad Bell's put out again. I wish this were year-round, but hey. I should make a note that this beer does not fit the Belgian Strong Dark Ale style categorization. While the beer displays qualities of a Belgian-style yeast strain, I feel as though this is more an American Stout fermented with some funky yeast as opposed to an actual Belgian-style ale. Regardless, this beer hits a great medium with being complex and warming (incredible around a campfire) while still being very quaffable.

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4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bob's Bar Columbus, OH (They said it was super fresh)

A: Dark brown. Buddy thought it was a porter. Great head & lacing.

S: Dark fruits & dark sugars.

T: Crisp & clean. Dark fruits & molasses aftertaste with slight alcohol aftertaste. Kind B Tasty!

M: Medium body, perfect amount of carbonation.

D: I had 3 of these and then changed to Bell's 10,000. I wanted to switch back but had to leave.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago. 11oz serving into a brandy snifter for $8.

Dark brown color with red highlights when held to light. The 1-finger mocha colored head dissipated quickly, leaving a small rim on top. Lacing was good.

Wonderful smell to this! Dark fruits over dsrk chocolate and other sweet malts.

Light malty sweetness made up of caramel and vanilla. There are also chocolate and cherry flavors present. Mild hop bite in the finish. Delicious.

Velvety smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation.

This is a great beer that even manages to significantly hide the 7.7% alcohol. Haven't tried it in the bottle yet, but if you get a chance to have it on tap, don't miss out.

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4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark brown/black espresso colored beer with a nice dark tan head that sticks
S - huge creamy dark chocolate, umami, roasty malts, vanilla cream, smores, slight smoke
T - again big creamy dark chocolate, umami, figs, plums, roasty malts, slight smoke, smores, vanilla, whole milk
M - medium to thick mouthfeel, alcohol completely covered, aftertaste is smoke and roasty malts
O - great beer. Even better with some age on it.

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