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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours golden with white head. Floral and wheat aroma. Rye, floral, citrus notes. Clean finish, little dry. Light body light to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2015) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Dark gold pour, med head. Aroma is grainy, yeasty, biscuity malt, light fruitiness. Earthy malty light peppery spice in Flavour. Soft fruity hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s tasting. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of biscuit, citrus and white toast. Crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed golden with a medium white head. Aroma of bright citrus and hoppy notes, some mild pine and resin, mild earthiness, touches of earth and rye malt. Flavor is mostly citrus and pine hops with mild sweet malt notes. Touches of spice, earth, and umami from the rye malt. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, finishes mildly bitter. This is quite a nice little rye pale ale from Bell’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours clear golden with a off-white good amount of head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Tasted citrus upfront with a piney spicy dryness following. The mouth feel is thinner. Overall a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle - pours a vibrant gold with thin white head . Earthy aromas with some citrus . Resiny hop notes followed by lemon citrus . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Definitely not smitten. I have had a long difficult relationship with rye, and here again...just like with dad...a few sips in I got a headache. Beyond that, I didn’t care for the hop profile. Dry, resinous, and I get the bready/earthiness of it, but it finishes too bitter and lingers too hard. Not my style for drinking enjoyment. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Cloudy golden-yellow appearance with some sediment, so seems unfiltered. Reminds me of a hoppier/citrusy unfiltered version of their Oberon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle picked up at a local ABC. This beer is crisp and refreshing, and if you like the rye dryness - this one is for you. It finishes bready and semi sweet with a touch of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle: Hazy, golden-yellow with light hints of amber; soapy & foamy white head that forms ans settles at a quarter-inch, lasting for a while. Aroma is crisp & sharp; grains, dry rye, dirty & earthy hops with a slight musty afterthought. Grows more floral and rosy with time. The rye keeps its dry nature. A little unflattering, but not bad. Taste has an up-front bitterness from the earthy & floral hops... Not getting much citrus or resin like the description states. Sharp on the tongue. Crisp like a lager. Rye bread and mild yeast esters in the aftertaste. Finishes somewhat dry and clean. Pretty drinkable, clean rye ale.

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