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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a deep gold body and copper hues with tiny floating sediment and supporting a white head of foam. The aroma offers up grainy malts, hay, light malt sweetened floral to tangerine to orange flavored gummy bear hops. The taste has a nice and fairly rich yet snappy start to it with a light mix of malts, hay, malt sweetened tangerine and orange peel. It then heads into a touch of lime and resiny hop bitterness. Pretty nice as this comes together in a pleasing sessionable fashion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1014) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Golden orange with a ton of floaties and a small white head. The aroma is nicely balanced with a mix of hops, rye, and sweet malt. The flavor is similar, with just the right amount of rye.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUL 5, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden with a decent head. Citrus and pine aromas. the rye gives it a dry feel. Well balanced and well made beer. Bells makes some fine brews.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PureMichigan (2) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013 does not count
Citrusy, somewhat tropical aroma, hops. Pours a perfect golden color, cloudy and unfiltered. Great looking beer. Good head and excellent lacing. A mild rye ale, not quite light but just right. Piny hops and a hint of pepperiness. Great taste. One of my favorite seasonals. 6.0% abv is nice, I’m a little buzzed by the two I’ve imbibed tonight. Solid offering from Bells. Should be brewed in the summer though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Fantastic, really well balanced between some prickly hops and some slight rye, some citrus and earthiness. Mild without being mild. A lot of foam in the beginning; long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (470) - 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 (1682) - 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 (2326) - 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 (6055) - 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 (2607) - 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.


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