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
Ratings:
1,779
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
360
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,779 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of americancontrarian
4.95/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rydev24
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilMiller
2.84/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bdilly
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redfish2942
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUTINY
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quick review. Pours clear (& fitting) gold with 3/4" fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Retention & lacing are poor. Smells primarily floral with bready malt & a hint of citrus. Palate is similar, with more focus on the malt - actually achieving a fine balance. Feel is a bit crisp, properly carbonated & altogether refreshing.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uber crushable.... Light and delicious... The rye brings a spiciness to the dance that really shines... Crisp and clean... Loving this seasonal from Bells.... Terrific beer for spring... I will purchase this multiple times while it's still available,..

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Photo of plaid75
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FinkMeister
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of madelf66
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDuvvv
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of NateDyk47
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: medium golden color with a couple fingers of white head
Smell: mostly citrus here
Taste: sharp, tangy citrus, rye, hint of malt
Feel: medium body, medium/high carbonation

Haven't had many rye beers, but I'm a big fan of this one. I'll be having it again.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,779 ratings.
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