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

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3.78/5
Very Good
1,421 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:
#17,871
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
1,421
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
149
Trade:
7
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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

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bell's Hell Hath No Fury Ale, 7.5% ABV, 8 IBU. Pours dark brown to black, with a half finger tan head that left decent lacing. Nose is sweet raisins and malt. Taste follows with moderate sweetness, no bitterness, and besides raisins I'm picking up prunes. Decent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a single serve into a tulip....

Pours rather dark for a dubbel, but has a nice head with outstanding lacing. On the nose, Dark fruits (raisin, prune, and date) meld well with uniquely-strong herbal notes (anise especially) but the classic Belgian yeast notes are lacking. This carries over to the palate, where there is a wealth of candi sugar and fruit, and some interesting stout-like toasted notes, but a lack of balance from the expected (but not really present) true malts and yeast. It seems boozier than it really is, with some noticeable burn. The finish is excellent, however. Well-carbonated, but not overly so, it has a nice crisp and remarkably light mouthfeel. Overall, this is an interesting brew, but it isn't really a dubbel.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown that lets ruby light through and with an off white head. Smells of plums, dark fruits, yeast, and chocolate. Tastes of roasty malts, sweet plums and other dark fruits, light yeast, coffee, and chocolate. Medium-heavy creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall a pretty good Belgian dark ale.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with rich head and sticky lacing. The nose is almost nonexistent, very faint bread, malt, and roasted oat. The taste is nice but very mild, smooth malt, roasted barley, a biscuit sweet tones, but as a whole it seemed a little watery. If this was taken up a level it would be fantastic but as is it was average.

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10/07/17, had on-tap at Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI

Appearance - Served in a 12oz tulip, black with cola brown highlights where light can penetrate. Thin, broken layer of suds sit atop with a fair sized ring wrapping around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Aroma is considerably roasty with a bit of acidic fruitiness.

Taste - Flavor shows more balance, as both the vinous-like and funky fruitiness takes some edge of the roast, unburying layers of chocolate and slightly smokey malt character. Hint of banana and clove spice once the brew warms. Finish is surprisingly clean before a bit of roast creeps back in, and it lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Close to full-bodied with slightly bitey carbonation. More slick than velvety in texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Odd brew. Unique. I can see why some wouldn't like this, but I find it a nice change of pace beer.

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Photo of DangerDawg
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of foundersasap
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of akopczyk
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MJ64
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,421 ratings
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