Hell’s Belle Belgian Style Ale

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier                                                                                                 The Hell’s Belle Belgian is hazy gold in color, and opaque with a one finger white head. Powerful aromas of sour dough yeast, and dried out flowers. On the palate the beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel with subtle bubbles. There are a lot of those floral, Belgian yeast qualities wrapped up in lemon peel and banana skins. On the mid-palate there are hints of caramel and crushed violets with a dry, white pepper-y  finish. It’s a great effort at a classic Belgian style of brew that happens to be produced in my neck of the woods. So if you’re in Raleigh give us a shout. Maybe we will join you for a pint. Cheers! 774-4REVIEW or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TanseyReviews/

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 88 points

Beer Advocate – 81 Points


Beer Selection – Hell’s Belle Belgian Style Ale

Producer – Big Boss Brewery 

Style – Belgian Style Golden Ale 

Region – Raleigh, NC

Yeast – Belgian 

Malts – Unknown

Alcohol – 7%

Cool Fact 

This beer was named after a famous WWII plane. All Big Boss beers are named after famous war crafts of the period. Hell’s Belle was part of the 749th Bomber Squadron and it crash landed in Switzerland after receiving heavy flack damage. Check out the Planes of the 457th Bomb Group web site for more history. Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier


From The Brewery

Hell’s Belle Belgian Style Ale is a subtle but complex ale that is meant to be a showcase for our favorite Belgian yeast and beautiful Belgian malts. These elements produce a clean, spicy citrus finish. Hell’s Belle remains light and refreshing but still packs a 7% finish. ABV 7.0%

Enjoy with creamy pasta dishes, spicy foods like Indian & Thai dishes. http://bigbossbrewing.com/beer.aspx