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Smitten Golden Rye Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.

Added by Biggness on 06-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,339
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,788
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
364
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,788 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of rderedin
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danno48
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew041180
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmcarter23
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of one4thegutter
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PCBrewski
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pjkelley82
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Llemon
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atr2605
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a white sudsy head that leaves a bit of lacing
S-predominately rye, a bit yeasty, piney
T-rye and pine bitterness followed by some citrus, and a dry biscuit malt finish. Crisp. Bitterness lingers a bit
M-medium to medium light bodied with a good amount of carbonation
O-Not my favorite beer but very drinkable.

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Photo of kickbundler
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is dated 01/04/15 and was decanted to a standard pint glass. This beer pours a slightly hazy gold with a small head. A small amount of head lasts throughout with quite a lot of lacing left behind. The aroma is subtle with a nice malt and piney smell. The taste is nicely crisp and refreshing. The hop bitterness is not overwhelming and the aftertaste is clean with just a touch of lingering bitterness that fades quickly. The presence of rye is not obvious in this beer. Overall this is an extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of Dray
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBIP
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NoProblem
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samibr
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chiefy770
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Fluid Ounce Bottle
Bottled on January 12th, 2015
Reviewed on February 13th, 2015
Served in a Kölsch

Eyes
Clean looking gold body. An average foamy white head formed, collapsed, and left a great amount of sticky white lacing throughout. Plenty of bubbles circulating throughout the body.

Nose
Tons of citrus. Floral undertones. Subtle notes of pepper and bread.

Mouth
A blend of floral and citric hops hit the tongue first. Spiced rye followed the hops, mellowing things out a bit. A rather strong hit of citrus lingers in the finish. Medium/light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall
Great hop-heavy rye. It’s bitter but goes down easily. All around a great brew.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell and taste are totally flowery and perfumey. Like, it smells like I am drinking flower pedals. Almost some Saison qualities. Call me crazy, but it worked for me.

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Photo of Wilson3382
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It is making me type a review

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Photo of Djaklevic
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite Bells beer, but by far better than some of the beers I had in the "flight" at the Ecentric cafe

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

Photo of jminch
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,788 ratings
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