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

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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, 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:
#17,721
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
1,420
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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72
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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice roasty coffee with a belgian funk.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bottled 09/08/17

L- The beer pours thin and black with a two finger tan head. Lacing is light and retreats to join the beer in the glass.
S-The nose is an odd mix of dark fruit and smoke. Not bad, just weird. In the end the smoke wins out.
T- Unfortunately the differing flavor aspects just kind of meld into a muddled mess. There is underlying dark fruit but it is mostly overwhelmed by the smoke and roasted malt.
F- Mouthfeel overall is medium. Carbonation is light.
O- This beer is certainly an interesting style mashup. Unfortunately I tend to be sensitive to smokey flavors and it just kind of overwhelmed the dark fruit. If you like smokey beers or are at least less sensitive to it you may want to give it a shot.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.96/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hell Hath No Fury has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown (nearly black) appearance, with brown highlights, at the edges, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of deep, rich, dark-roasted, sweet malt, some licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is of all those elements, with cream and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium and silky, and Hell Hath No Fury finishes medium sweet to dry.

RJT

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Photo of Urk1127
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtysleeves
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

Looks of ruby burnt raisins, khaki ring around the collar, no lacing.

Smells like baked bread, dates, nuts, dark dried fruits.

Tastes bready with lots of fermented apples, dark grapes, and raisins playing about. Fermented grape alcohol booze as well.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, dry.

Overall, lots of interesting flavors in the dark fruit realm.

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

LOOKS: Dark brown, with a finger of slowly receding tan head that leaves a mild lacing behind.
AROMA: Mild chocolate and coffee, cloves, dark dried fruit; the Belgian part comes through and blends nicely with all the other qualities.
TASTE: This reminds me, as they say on the label, of some stouts, with the coffee and chocolate notes, where I sometimes get a jammy/red wine vibe, probably from the yeast used. Only in this case it is more of the Belgian dark dried fruit and a bit of clove. Everything is blended well, here. Slight bit of char, but even R.J.T. probably won't mind this amount.
FEEL: Average carbonation, dry, medium body.
OVERALL: Subtle, because nothing is clobbering you over the head, yet, all of the pieces of the puzzle get to speak. Nice, and interesting brew, Bell's!

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into my Duvel tulip a deep dark brown, almost black, color with 1 1/2" head of dark tan foam that recedes slowly to leave a 1/2" ring on the glass and a thin cap of foam on the surface of the liquid. Sipping.

The aromas include mostly the coffee and dark chocolate from the dark malts. The Belgian yeasts, some dark fruit and a hint of clove are just barely noticeable in the background.

The flavors are a well integrated blend of some dark chocolate sweetness.along with a noticeable coffee flavor. In addition the Belgian yeast puts in a quick early appearance but then recedes to the background and some dark fruits and a hint of clove remain in the background.

The mouth feel is on the heavy side of medium bodied with some persistent smooth, soft carbonation. The finish begins with the fading of the coffee and chocolate followed by the fruits and light clove as there is a gradual emergence of a slightly burnt, earthy character that persists through a long slow fade to a dry finish.,

Overall I've enjoyed this beer and expect to be trying another. If you are looking to try a beer that is both a stout and a dubbel (or vice versa) this one is worth sampling.

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Photo of AGoodStout
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkermitj
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Look - Dark reddish brown. Very thin head.
Smell - Sweet malts, chocolate and fruit (berries maybe)
Taste - Very well balanced. Malt, with some chocolate and fruit.
Feel - Very low bodied for me. Little to no carbonation (bottled on 9/1, consumed on 11/22). Clean finish.
Overall - Interesting, easy drinking beer. Would like to find another that is more carbonated.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,420 ratings
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