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RATINGS: 531   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (225) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Mild almost tiny citrus flavor. Rye flavor also very small but builds to a long finish almost a minute after tasting. A cool smooth pale ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1418) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Orangish/yellow in color with thin head. Lots of floaties in the beer, which was a bit of a turnoff. Flavor is dry and bitter with nice rye spice profile. Decent rye brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1572) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at Bennos. Poured clear golden-orange with a white head that hung around for a while, leaving good lacing. Aroma has some citrus, some graininess and some herbs. Taste is of light citrus, a tangy herbalness, somewhat peppery, and a bit of pine. Light to medium body and a little bit sticky and quite dry. Finishes herbally bittersweet without much length. An interestingly flavored easy drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nose of grain light spicy rye a little peppery spice . Golden pour thin white head nice clarity. Peppery spice grain light sweetness nice bittering hops. Clean easy to drink rye beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, herbs and lemon for the hops, light soap for the yeast. Head is average size, creamy to frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic, and finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a soft to lively carbonation. This Special Grain Beer is somewhere between light and refreshing and thick and rich.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
EvilPuppet99 (37) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Im not a rye ale fan but it does produce a perfect head and looks the way a beer should. I mostly appreciated the head and color dumping into the sink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Very cloudy and gold in color. Can see the floaties in this one. Produces very large head. Smells strong like rye. Good aftertaste. Easy to drink. Really liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at Datz, Tampa. Poured golden with a one finger white head. Mild hop aroma, some citrus. Taste was more hoppy than I assumed. Slightly bitter. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 - on tap at AV Old Chicago. Cloudy yellow pour with some head and nice lacing. Citrus, grain and some spice. Taste was consistent with aroma. Mild grapefruit bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hop__head (24) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Great rye pale ale. Enough hops to cut the rye. Very well balanced. Like what the rye brings to the pale ale. Very crisp and bright.


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