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RATINGS: 496   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9606) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt with Pils malt notes, pear and apple fruity esters, pine and citrus hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with spicy and earthy rye malt backbone, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Appearance:golden-orange, with a scant, soapy white head and a million floaties in suspension. Aroma: honey-lemon cough drops, poppyseed bread, apricot, and candied orange peel. Taste: grapefruit and blood-orange bitterness, with a light, crackery malt undertone. Finish: dry, citrusy bitterness, with a barest hint of toasty rye malt. Notes: Frankly, was hoping for more. Appearance was unappetizing, and whatever rye there is in this beer is woefully understated. Would have benefited from more malt balance against the citrus-heavy hops, where the rye spice really could come out to play. The aroma was really nice, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap. Thin white head, hazy darker golden yellow. Light rye, slight citrus and Bells house yeast aromas. Touch grassy and minerally, the rye is faint, dry enough. Lighter to medium body with tight carbonation. Easy drinking but nothing terribly interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a middlin hued yellow with a small ring of white head. Rye character is very present in the aroma and lend a nice spiciness to the flavor as well. Easy drinking and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a lot of yeast chunks in it and topped by a creamy, off white head. Aroma has a light bitterness, some mild rye spicy presence, light lemon with a light grainy finish. Flavor has a very nice pure bitterness early that carries through the entire tasting. Middle has light honey flavors kick in with some lemon citrus and light spicy flavors to finish. Body is light/modest with a dryness imparted from the strong hops bitterness and high, fine carbonation. Overall a solid and enjoyable brew with lots of flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (426) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from mail order at wine and cheese place. Pours a nice golden color with hints or orange. huge white head. Taste is light citrus notes with hints of clove. Very light mouthfeel with low carbonation. This is a great spring afternoon beer. Paired nicely with a stuffed salmon with crab meat, onion and garlic

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Stub & Herb’s. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and mild herbal. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Fruity finish. Mild citric.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2153) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a three finger sticky eggshell foam that laces nicely. The aromas are citrus, earthy spice and a touch of sweet malt. The palate is direct and powerful with lots of spicy rye flavors mingling with the citrus grassy hop profile. Really big bitter spice on the back of the throat. Pretty tasty. Thanks Jstax.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy straw color, which leaves some webs of lacing. Aroma is light citrus and grassy hops, rye. Taste is part APA, part pilsener, with a rye component to it. The palate is silky smooth and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1501) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Slightly cloudy golden color, with solid head and body. Aroma and taste have some rye spiciness, but herbal hops and bitterness dominate.


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