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:
71
Gots:
136
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Bis4beer70
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There are two very widely known quotations in the play; from the opening to the play:

Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.
The word "breast" is often misquoted as "beast" and "has" sometimes appears as "hath".

Also often repeated is a quotation of Zara in Act III, Scene VIII:

Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
This is usually paraphrased as "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, dark brown, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is dark bread, toasted malt, and a touch of rye. This is everything good I associate with Bells. Clean, tasty, and an elevated example of the style. A dubbel that I could do several of. A winner.

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelcyd
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Raime
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No review, had at my brothers house. More stout like. Good beer

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Photo of mattyrubes
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with chestnut highlights and a very meager cap of khaki bubbles. Sweet aroma smells of raisins, toasted bread, toffee, cherry cough syrup, and even a hint of smoke.

The taste features a deep and full-flavored malt backbone consisting of molasses, raisins, burnt ends, charcoal, and brown sugar. The Belgian yeast adds a touch of clove to augment the sweetness and keep it from becoming too one-sided, although habituation shows some slightly cloying candy sugar on the back end. Alcohol is mostly well-concealed but shows up some in the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy body make for a rich, velvety mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a very interesting brew that takes the style into uncharted waters. The burnt, charred character is a really nice addition and no doubt serves as the beer’s namesake. I’d liken it to a more heavy-handed incarnation of Goose Island’s Pepe Nero, which is one of my personal favorites. This was a pleasant surprise from Bell’s.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 8/28 (brief review):
As notes say, beer doesn't quite fit a category. Before reading I was thinking oatmeal stout. Maybe a lightly sweet dubbel with a hint of smoke is the easiest simple way I can describe it. Some sips have a light cola note. Looking at style, maybe it's the crystal malts coming through as there is something (be it that or the yeast) that harkens to the base style.

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Photo of Ri0
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Dark brown with a 2.5 finger khaki head. Dark, roasted malt, with faint coffee and bitter chocolate. Some raisin, and holiday spice. Bold and roasty flavor from the malts, not much of a dubble, but it does have some of the raisin taste. Finishes with a light toffee and spice. Medium creamy feel. I really enjoyed this on a cool rainy fall night.

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Photo of NateDyk47
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- very dark, but a little light can get through
S- bitter smell, but can also pick up a little chocolate & coffee
T- chocolate espresso, not much bitterness in the taste
F- on the heavy side, as this type of beer should be

GF bought a 6-pack of this for me. Not my usual style, but I'm starting to enjoy this type of beer more and more.

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

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenNebulous
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cook82
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeerBeast
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,359 ratings.
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