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Bells Smitten Golden Rye Ale

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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (367) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy golden orange with a dense offwhite head. Aroma is malty along with a hint of citrus and earth. Mostly sweet malty taste with a little bitterness (grapefruit) in the finish. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Good APA, but I prefer a bit more hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, Batch# 12659. Hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. Coriander and floral aroma. Pretty nicely balanced with citrus and malt flavors up front with a lingering floral trace. Well carbonated with a creamy texture. Wish it was a tad thinner to be a little more refreshing for the hot months but still pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow, slight citrus aroma, slight citrus taste. Decent enough summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peterschreurs (15) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle poured into glass. Golden color with a white foam head. Has a very light citrus aroma. Taste is mild hops and mild sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bluegoosed (33) - - JUL 5, 2014
Some light hints of citrus/grapefruit, rye which is no surprise, very light hops, and floral notes. Light and just not my preferred style - I prefer a stronger beer with more prominent flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
6/7/14 bottle drank in dans basement on Belmont park day (calif chrome denied). It was part of a variety case of bells beers and the only 1 I hadn't had and was the worst of the bunch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This poured a golden body with a sustained white head. It had a wheat bread aroma with some subtle spiciness. Creamy feel in the mouth. It had an easy cereal flavor with some pleasing zesty bitterness. Rye, anyone? It had a prolonged zesty, earthy bitterness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. Aroma is sweet, floral and peppery. A bit of spicy flavor. Finishes dry and floral hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from Ashley. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is spicy bread and hops. Taste is creamy, bread, baking spice, and floral.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle in cold mug on a hot day. Right off sharp refreshing and a little spicy. Slight malt wheat. I'm not a grapefruit fan but it's slight mixed in a pleasant way. A citrus blend. Sure, some rye in there. And a bit off hops. I'm all in on this summer brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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