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

Smitten Golden Rye AleSmitten Golden Rye Ale
BA SCORE
54.6%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 1,787 ratings
Smitten Golden Rye AleSmitten Golden Rye Ale
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:
#30,168
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,787
Liked:
976
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
11.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
364
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,787 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of madelf66
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDuvvv
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of NateDyk47
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speedvagen
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave2234
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden orange with a bright white head, head was creamy and full but only lasted a few minutes, lots of lacing, hazy, average amount of carbonation.

A: Citrus, orange, hint of grapefruit, rye comes through pretty strong, malts, smells pretty good.

T: Like the nose, get a hit of citrus like flavors, a mix of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit peel bitterness, rye spice, moderate amount of bitterness, then finish is spicy rye and grapefruit peel dryness, aftertaste is of grapefruit peel and rye, very tasty.

M: Medium bodied mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: I really enjoyed this, grapefruit peel, orange and rye are well balanced. This is very drinkable and I was surprised by how good it is, definitely going to keep this one on the radar when it comes back around.

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

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulytasker
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travis875
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 54.6% out of 100 with 1,787 ratings
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