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

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3.78/5
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1,420 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:
#17,733
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
1,420
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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72
Gots:
150
Trade:
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Photo of Hyhat
2.91/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +2.6%
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 +3.2%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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 -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
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 +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Allenjoseph5
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a large snifter

L- almost black. Nice khaki head. But don't fall in love with it, it doesn't stick around. No lacing.

S- dark chocolate and cherries

F- very full bodied. Great oily rich mouthfeel

T- chocolate, licorice. Drinks like a stout. Nice bitterness. Leaves a nice subtle alcohol warmth at the end

O- very enjoyable. This is not the first time I've had this, and I'm enjoying it a little more this time around. The aging might help mellow out the flavors. I remember the licorice being a little strong for my taste the first few times around. This one is almost exactly a year old, according to the date on the bottle. If you don't like it the first time around, put it in the back of your fridge and forget about it for a while.

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Photo of RickS95
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a not quite black, exceptionally dark brown, somewhat thin looking beer. A hint of light survives around the edges. Not much head to speak of. A gathering of brown bubbles begins to form but there's no legs.

It smells like a Dubbel, with lots of caramel malt. Smells like a soft drink. Really, not much else in the nose.

Coffee and chocolate finally make an appearance. You'd think they would pair well with the caramel malt, but it's like the lost direction with this beer and forgot what they wanted it to be. Certainly, it doesn't taste bad. Far from it, just a bit confusing.

Being a Dubbel, it's not going to be all that viscous, but it's still a bit loose for something with coffee and chocolate in it. It's pretty smooth, to be sure, but I wanted something better held together. There's plenty of sweetness up front and a lingering bitter finish for balance. The almost 8% ABV is hidden and it's fairly easy to drink.

It's a good beer, just not great. Decent alcohol, lots of flavors, and easy to drink. I just want more body.

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Photo of madelf66
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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

Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,420 ratings
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