jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at champs. Hazy gold with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is hay and straw. Flavor is the same plus a little peppery spiciness. Creamy mouthfeel. Strange beer: Tastes like a hoppier spicier Oberon.
tectactoe (646) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: hazy, golden-yellow with light hints of amber; soapy & foamy white head that forms ans settles at a quarter-inch, lasting for a while. Aroma is crisp & sharp; grains, dry rye, dirty & earthy hops with a slight musty afterthought. Grows more floral and rosy with time. The rye keeps its dry nature. A little unflattering, but not bad. Taste has an up-front bitterness from the earthy & floral hops... Not getting much citrus or resin like the description states. Sharp on the tongue. Crisp like a lager. Rye bread and mild yeast esters in the aftertaste. Finishes somewhat dry and clean. Pretty drinkable, clean rye ale.
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. $3 for a 12oz mug. Gimme!
Appearance: A beautiful golden color with a tiny head. The lacingís patchy and not that great, but the appearance surely isnít what matters most.
Smell: I tried, tried, and tried some more to get aromas out, and for some reason I didnít get that many, but they were more than pleasant. Rye, floral aromas, some sweetness, maybe like a honey... very inviting.
Taste/feel: Great stuff. Iíve only had about three or four rye beers in my life, and this one tastes different than most... but I think thatís a good thing. The sweetness of this beer is something Iím not used to, because ryes generally seem more bitter to me. The floral notes with the sweetness and, really, light rye makes this a super tasty beer. The rye doesnít come out very strong, but a good beerís a good beer.
SpongeRuiner (409) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transferring from beer advocate. A decent rye beer from Bells. Nothing too rememberable.
bytemesis (2133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Pours hazy butterscotch, medium off-white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus, pine, butterscotch. Flavor is light sweet, slightly bitter, with just a touch of rye spiciness. Medium body, bitterness coming on on the finish. Interesting for what it is.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: † Orangish straw, hazy, moderate to large foamy white head, nice lacing. † Citrus peel and pith on the nose, faint rye and rustic floral notes. † Wheaty like ryeness on the tongue. † Faint resin. † Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. † Big wheaty exit, rye, with some resin, pith, and citrus peel. † Not quite as bright as other Pales, and more wheaty, more rye, but fairly entertaining and tasty!
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 3-08-2013 at 800 Degree Three Fires-Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer pours a medium sized white head with short retention, mostly transparent/slightly hazy body, spotty amounts of lacing, slow rising carbonation, and the body hue is pale yellow. The Aroma is that of malt, rye, herbal, citrus, grapefruit, and earthy. The Taste is bitter, malty, rye, earthy, and citrus hops. The Palate is slightly tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering hoppy bitterness, is worth trying, but it is a little bit too hoppy tasting for my liking.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The ale pours a nice bright golden color with some yeast particulates suspended, plenty of carbonation, and is topped with a frothy, white head that leaves some chunky lacing is on the glass. Aromas are grassy, earthy, spicy rye, fresh citric hops. Tastes are crisp, grassy, earthy, nice dry spiciness from the rye, lemony citrus, while finishing bitter. Thin-to-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice balance of flavors. Overall, I really like the rye in this one. Very crisp & clean. Nice variation on an APA with some rye. Iím surprised this wasnít released in the summer as I found it to be nice and refreshing.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
really chunky, like a hot lava-lamp that was just shaken up! golden with an orange hue and creamy beige head. stick resinous medium-full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: resinous citrus peel hops, spicy earthy grassy rye, sweet pale malt, clean bready yeast, and a lightly sour minerality.
taste: bitter grapefruit hops, spicy grass-seed rye, light crystal malt,
sigh_borg (71) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review from 3/19/13.
Pours a hazy golden yellow with substantial foamy white head. Aroma is piney hops and grain. Having a hard time picking out the rye aroma specifically. Taste is a hint sweet and almost immediately bitter. Finish is strongly bitter. For a rye, I find this way too dominated by hops-- canít taste the rye at all. If Iíd tasted it blind, I donít think Iíd have any idea this was supposed to be a rye. I think my standard point of reference for ryes is Founderís Red Rye PA, which seems to have a much better hop to grain balance. Iíd take that over this any day. Not that is a bad beer, itís just not living up to what itís supposed to be.
sloshgator (276) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bellís Smitten Golden Rye Ale is a solid brew great to have with a meal. No aroma. Yellow, cloudy pour with a fluffy white head. Taste is very balanced with a spicy rye finish. Smitten may not be out there breaking new ground but it pairs well with food or just for a solid ale.