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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:
#30,828
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,788
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
364
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,788 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of drpimento
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance has a large off-white head, some lace and a clear amber color. Aroma is malt, hops, yeast, and a little fruit. Taste is similar to nose, bittersweet with a little carbonic tang and lingering bitterness on back of the tongue.The flavor isn't bad, just not super interesting. Body is just right. One off for me I think.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of devin305
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjs246
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I hadn't tried rye ales before but I will definitely be trying a few more now.

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Photo of AirZombie
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic golden from Bells. Loved this.

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Photo of Billlow
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slipperysoup
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDominator
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of reptile3141
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of jplennon
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight rye, slight pale malt, hint of honey, hops, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of a Rye Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight rye, hint of pale malt, hint of honey, and a hint of yeast. Overall, looks good, but body and aroma are weak and not impressive.

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

Photo of NeedHops
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PVMT
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of tjmiller718
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light copper in color with lots of tiny sediment suspended within the body. A quarter inch off white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. I smell earthy rye and a bit of citrus hops in the background. The flavor is a blend of bitter citrus hops and earthy rye, but the hops dominate until after the fade. If it wasn't for the lingering rye I would bill it as a rye IPA. The mouth is moderately carbonated with some stickiness from the hops.

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