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

Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
BA SCORE
3.77/5
1,378 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): 7.70%

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
Ranking:
#18,168
Reviews:
649
Ratings:
1,378
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
143
Trade:
7
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Photo of Hop_God
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is nearly jet black, no leakage anywhere, with a frothy tan head. Aromas include stone fruit (heavy), some coffee, and the Belgian yeast.

The taste is an amalgamation of flavors: some coffee, more chocolate, a lot of dark fruit - and the savior, the funky Belgian yeast.

This is not a dubbell, this is not a stout. It is just a very good beer.

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Photo of jldoyle89
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to tulip. Deep, blackish liquid with a couple fingers of mocha head atop. Lots of roasty, cocoa aromas initially come to the front, as it warms, dark fruits (raisins, figs, prune) peek through. On the tongue, there's coffee and cocoa, but those same dark fruits with clove and spice finishes. Thinner feel. Interesting hybrid style, worth picking up.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyhat
2.91/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Stone Brewing Goblet. Bottled on September 8th, 2017.

L: Super dark mahogany and ruby, thin beige head fades quickly.

S: Smells very much of dark fruit, chocolate, lots and lots of fruit.

T: Again a lot of dark fruit, but more of a dark raspberry jam type, mostly because you get a toast flavor that comes with the roasty coffee flavors that open up late in the finish. Very interesting.

F: Medium body, low carbonation, roasty coffee lingers.

O: Pretty neat beer, not exactly to style but it has that X factor that makes it decently interesting to drink.

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Photo of Riff
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a half finger of head that fades into a tiny amount of lacing on the top. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts, touch of dark fruit. Taste is cloves, roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, and coffee. Medium-full body, minimal carbonation. Drinks closer to a stout, but either way it's very enjoyable. Quite complex flavors that meld nicely with a feel that isn't too heavy.

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Photo of jkblr
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 9/8/17 poured into a chalice at fridge temp 7.5% ABV per label. The beer pours very dark brown with some noticeable sediment and no highlights. The head is cola like and is gone in 90 seconds appearing light chocolate brown in color. A few bubbles remain with no lacing. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and roast with no Belgian influence while cold. The taste is a combination of sweet & roasty up front giving way to some Belgian yeast character, dark chocolate, fruit, smoke and roasty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated and undry, without being cloying. Overall, unique and enjoyable. This one is in a category of it's own. If you like smokey, roasty stouts and dark Belgian ales, give it a try. My advice would be to let this warm up a bit as it grew more enjoyable as it warmed.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours black with a tan colored head that did not last long, no lacing, lots of tiny bubbles streaming up the glass's side.

A: Lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, char, touch of Belgian yeast notes like dark fruits and spice, smells very nice.

T: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, char, smoke, moderate espresso and dark chocolate like bitterness, finish is dry with slight dark fruit notes like figs, plums, dates along with roasted notes, very nice.

M: Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth, dry finish.

O: Drinks more like a stout than a Belgian dubbel, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and espresso, alcohol is well hidden, just a touch of Belgian yeast characteristics, the complexity would be huge if the Belgian yeast notes were more pronounced. Overall, a very enjoyable, drinkable stout/dubbel, probably pick up another six-pack or two.

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Photo of Mikecd234
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
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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Photo of Nolster
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,378 ratings
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