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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly but leaves behind traces with decent lacing. Aroma is. Citrus and peppery spice. Taste is bright and citrus with a bit of added darkness from the rye malt. Southfield is smooth and creamy yet doesn’t finish crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2639) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark gold, clear, decent lingering head. Standard spicy rye nose. Fully bodied hop driven palate, not much else. Decent, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
I really liked the earthiness of this brew. It has an ESB essence with a nice malt base. the flavor has a peppery feel, dry and refreshing. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This is a really well done American pale ale that happens to be brewed with rye. It’s rather cloudy and orange in color. The head is pretty small but it does at least leave behind a good amount of lace. The focus is on grapefruit-like hops in the nose and in the flavor as well. Normally, I like for hops to be bright and vibrant but these are more subtle and earthy and it really works quite well. It is definitely not outside the standard realm of an American pale ale but it is something a little different and I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2242) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Clear golden with dense lasting white head and lace. Citrus and herbal perfumy aroma. Dry with hints of nuts biscuit and apricot. With dry herbal citrus grassy woody resinous finish. Light body, smooth effervescent. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Draft. Pours clear light amber. Medium creamy tan head. Hoppy, fruity, sweet. Citrus. Orange. Touch of grapefruit. Great rye character. Toasty beneath. Malt to balance. Full to medium creamy body. Moderate bitterness. Perfect rye spiciness. Solid Sweetness to balance. Great balance. Just a good beer. Well made. Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Fraser's. Courtesy of Erica! The pour is a a foggy amberish gold with a nice filmy head and gorgeous lace. The aroma it a little bready, backed up with a nice hop punch, and a light bitterness that rounds out nicely on the nose. The flavor is solid. It's got a bitterness that tends to move to a sweet note, but comes back, with a flow through. The mouth feel is decently thin, but creamy at one point with a lovely lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3170) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2014
@ Drake’s / Florence KY Clear medium amber with a 1" head that slowly drops; curtains of lace. Taste is sweet malt with an edge that adds citrus hops early in the palate. A little malt creeps in again in the finish. Not a lot happening here, but it is easy to drink. Good food beer, light enough to session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Don’t think I am smitten by this one. Bells is one of my favorite brewery’s and while this is not a bad beer this is the one variety that they carry that I can’t see myself making a repeat purchase. Very rare for them. Tastes like a slightly watered down Midwestern pale ale with a dash of hops. A rare "miss" for the boys from Bells.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lana5 (56) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
A light beer with a medium color. Starts with a bitter taste but finishes smoothly. Not bad.

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