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:
#18,238
Reviews:
664
Ratings:
1,438
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,438 ratings
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