Hell Hath No Fury Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
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3.78/5
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1,458 Ratings
Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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

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#19,802
Reviews:
670
Ratings:
1,458
pDev:
11.9%
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chanokokoro
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Bell's Brewery, Inc. branded pinched tulip glass

Pours the darkest brown possible, beige one-finger head which dissipates quickly. No lacing. Ripe dark fruit and Belgian yeast on the nose and hint of roasted coffee beans. Opens with light notes of date and fig, joined by yeasty esters, finishes smooth with some hints of toffee and burnt raisin, an interesting touch with roasted malt and coffee notes not usually found in beers in this style. Light-medium body, slick mouthfeel. Certainly a solid brew that displays some originality with the addition of flavors not usually found in other brews in this style.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of C20Percent
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, dark brown -- can't see through it at all with a very minimal amount of tan colored head on top. Super dark for a Dark Belgian Ale, which does make it very interesting, but there's nothing here that wows me.

S: Mostly yeasty, bready, with some fruit aromas. I can also smell some of the toastiness. There's a bit of dark cherry here. In general, I would say the smell is actually really good. It stands out for sure.

T: Taste a lot like it smells -- there's some dark cherry and fruitiness mixed with some yeasty breadiness. It's not bad -- not really my style, but I think they've done good with the taste. As good as they could do with the style anyway.

M: Really good here. Smooth and creamy. Good carbonation. Not too heavy -- probably a close-to-perfect thickness. Some chewiness that brings out the fruitiness. Best feature here.

O: This is a good brew. But, I don't think I'd buy it again because it's not my favorite style. But, props to Bell's for brewing something like this. Would love to try the bourbon barrel variety. Overall, pretty good offering.

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3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 11523, bottled 3 October 2012. Tasted 29 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours very dark brown, much darker than I was expecting. A bit of light gets through at the edges, and there it's coffee brown. Medium tan head, one finger, retention and lacing are just okay.

Smell is quite faint, but what's there is mildly fruity. Cherries and figs, a bit of coffee. Nice, but I have to work hard to get to them.

Taste is, likewise, blandly fruity. I get more potency here, but it's not as pleasant as the smell. Sort of ambiguous and tobacco-like. Slightly bitter, herby. Gets sweeter as it warms up, but it's ambiguous, and I can't really figure out what it tastes like. I'm chasing the flavor, and not finding enough.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-bodied, enough carbonation. Fades out more quickly than I'd guess, taking the flavor with it.

An odd beer, without any really pronounced flavors or aromas. I'm finding myself describing it by what it lacks, rather than what it has, because there just isn't all that much there. Warming up improves that a bit, but it's still just a vague impression of a beer. One of the weaker Bell's beers I've had.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Packaged 10/18/11 (first home aged beer review)
Appearance is black, very similar to a stout. Short head very similar to coffee. dissipated slowly.
Smell is coffee and chocolate very dry.
The taste is bittersweet at first. After a few sips it got sweet, then towards the end back to bittersweet.
Mouthfeel is very chewy and even a bit abrasiv.
I would try this again, but I'm not completely impressed, could have been better.
All in all its a great beer on itself, if you have an extra, give a one year age a shot.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 2-finger foamy tan head. Great retention and some lacing.

S – Rich malts with caramel, cherries, plums, and some chocolate.

T – Sweet nearly all the way through with caramel, molasses, chocolate, and dark fruits like cherries and plums. Some yeasty clove spice can be appreciated mid-taste, and very subtle grainy, earthy bitterness creeps in at the finish.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with decent carbonation, a creamy, slightly sticky, and mouth-coating feel, and a slightly bitter, spicy, dry finish. Malty sweetness lingers nicely. Some alcohol warmth is apparent.

O – This is a good beer and a nice American attempt at a Belgian strong dark ale. While it doesn't have quite the same amount of complexity as a true Belgian ale, it has a fair amount of depth, particularly in the taste. A tasty and very drinkable version of the style. Another good beer from Bell’s.

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring which disappeared halfway through. the body was dark brown, almost black that reminded me of licorice.
s - yeasty with nice roasted malt and coffee aromas.
t - coffee, chocolate, yeast, dark fruits, baked bread.
m - very thick mouthfeel and creamy.
o -another winner from bell's. very pleasant, complex, and drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,458 ratings