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RATINGS: 538   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.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Not for me. Light golden color with little to no head. Bitter going down. Bitter afterwards. Maybe I got a bad brew? Not sure I'll be trying this again anytime soon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3775) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with a white head. Herbal hop aroma with some light rye malt underneath. Peppery bitter hops at the start with a dry rye malt middle and a rather dry finish. Dry rye bread aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2036) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft sample at the Minneapolis airport. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Fairly mild aromas of lemon peel, earth, and lean grains. Balanced and easy drinking, with flavors of white grapefruit and spicy rye malt. Slightly slick mouthfeel, but the finish is grainy and sharp. Uncomplicated, but nicely drinkable. Moreish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a beautiful gold with a very nice lacing. Tastes of rye and smells the same. It drinks more bitter than most ryes I have had before. A solid beer, but just slightly above average for the rye varieties.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bread, citrus, floral, spruce, dough, grapefruit,golden, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
At first I found it a little thin and bitter. After pouring it into a pint glass liked it a lot more. Huge white lacing on the glass. Pretty hoppy, but in more of a bitter sense. Doesn’t really have that hop aroma of two hearted. I don’t even know what to look for when it comes to rye in the malt bill. All and all...me likes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
DRAFT from Tuscan in Lake Geneva (gotta love their rotating Bell’s tap); pours a darkish / bright yellow with a thin head. Nose is juniper / resin and a citrus (grapefruit?) hops with a (kinda) smoothing from the rye. Not an IPA or a APA but very similar and very tasty. Will look for it at Binny’s.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (300) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Aroma is sweet hops, rye, a touch light but not bad. Appearance is as advertised, golden, somewhat dark but a thick white head. Taste is hoppy but not to an IPA, the rye spice comes in, light but solid. Mouthfeel is perfect, softer carbonation than expected and a decent thickness in texture. Not bad at all. Overall, I was not expecting it to be as good as it was, so I’m pretty satisfied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1489) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Nice. Pale ale plus. Bit more malty than the norm; bit more flavorful than the norm. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
From a bottle, pours a golden copper with noticeable carbonation. An aroma of citrus and earthier hops are first detected. Bringing it in, there is a medium amount of taste, a lighter body, and with some bitterness. Has a crisp, dry finish. One of the better rye beers I’ve had, but lacking in flavor in general.


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