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RATINGS: 603   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3618) - 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 (59) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
A light beer with a medium color. Starts with a bitter taste but finishes smoothly. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (872) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz bottle as a gift from Joe --- thanks! Immediate dryness and a parching effect on the mouth and tongue. Tastes of lemonade and cactus. i liked it despite the tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (947) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
This pours a clear, light yellow color with a slight carbonated head. The aroma is full of rye and grain scents. The taste is full of rye and has a dry finish. There are lots of earthy tones that make this a fairly easy drinking beer. Interesting and very well made.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (1202) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Golden color with a white foam head. Has a very light citrus aroma. Taste is mild hops and mild sweetness. Everything about the beer is mild. Not bad, but nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2014
This beer is a hazy orangeish golden color with a medium white head, and the aroma blends rye and floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and a touch sweet, which is a nice balance not often seen in a rye beer, and the palate fuses a slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation with a bite, and a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1160) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
One of bells less inspiring offerings. Nice citrus and hop taste but nothing that makes iy stick out either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (308) - - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a dark golden color with a small white head, smells of hops citrus and earthy. Taste has a bit of malty sweetness followed by typical APA flavor, citrus and earthy. Nothing too special on this beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3337) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Hazy golden body with a soft, white head. The aroma brings grain, mild hops, earth, citrus. The flavor is ok. A bit too conservative for me. A hint of hops, mild bitterness, finishing dry. Crackers, grain, earth. Middle of the road. Not one of the better offerings from Bell’s.

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