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

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3.78/5
Very Good
1,447 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:
#18,707
Reviews:
665
Ratings:
1,447
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

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

Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BOD 9/15/17. Pours as dark as a porter, nearly black. Normal head volume, lacing and quite outstanding retention.

Quite outstanding nose similar to that of an Olde Ale coupled with those of a mild stout. Rich dark fruit (prune, raisin) over a base that is slightly sweet. Underneath is a light char and even lighter note of chocolate.

Heavy medium body with a texture that is extremely smooth and hints at being creamy. The carbonation / body balance is adequate and soft, thus adding to the mouthfeel. Effervescence is present and tickles the tongue from time to time but comes across as a bit under carbonated.

The flavor profile is outstanding and rather unique. A base sweetness remains throughout. Prune arrives mid-palate and is the first flavor to separate, then quickly morphs to raisin. Chocolate makes a brief subtle appearance, then the sweetness fades allowing the char and roast to emerge. Clove makes an appearance near the end and lingers after the finish along with a note of bitter bakers chocolate.

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NathanBeets
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a small tan head and minimal lacing.

The smell is loaded with raisin and other dark fruits.

The taste has the dark fruit but it's more subtle and has nice roasted malts also.

The mouthfeel is medium thick with medium carbonation and a slightly thick, lingering finish.

Overall a nice easy to drink Belgian although the flavors are bit muted.

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Photo of ER527
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pweis909
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nealy black, opaque, prune juice appearance. Almost no head. I expected big dark fruit aroma, but I'd have to say little dark fruit aroma. Slightly phenolic. Low stout like roastiness. The combination of phenolics and roast gives the slight impression of smoked beer. Very thick mouth feel, milk shake quality -- not unwelcome, but uncharacteristic for a Belgian inspired beer. This is a tough beer to rate. In a lot of ways it fell short of the expectation of a big flavorful Belgian beer, being somewhat subtle when I was looking for intense, and then the mouthfeel seeming completing out of alignment with expectations. But if I put my expectations aside, what do I think? It is a big enough beer, maybe the kind you drink only one or two of at a time. As I sit and dwell upon it's virtues, the subtleties open up enough to for me to register appreciation. I think I am glad I bought I six pack. This is a beer to ponde.

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

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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,447 ratings