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RATINGS: 497   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Deep gold with mild haze. Nice peppery rye nose with mild pine, a twist of lemon, and honey. Flavor is a solid bitter rye with citrus rind that fades nicely to a honey graham cracker and lemon zest finish. Light citrus hop bitterness in the finish along with some honey. A highly enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Hoppy resin nose. Citrus resin hops palate as well. Finish is soft bitterness. Warm weather beer. Not one of the best bells brews

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2013
This tastes like a hoppy, peppery wheat beer. It’s good but not what the name suggests. I do like the astringent hop taste/smell but the rye is kind of in the background.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottled - Pours a golden hazy color with a lot of sediment and chunks. Nose is hops, grass and lemons. Taste was alright but much to hoppy for my liking. Had a few other ryes that were so dominant on the hops. I'd drink it again if someone gave it to me but wouldn't buy it again. -optemoz

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
A: Very hazy pale orange with lots of chucks floating around. Solid foamy white head that sticks around. S: Very mild. Lemon citrus, very slight orange/coriander, bread. Very dry T: Much like the nose, but brighter. Biting citrus, hay/bread/spice melange of sorts. Dry and refreshing P: Nice, do not really notice it - active carbonation, light-medium bodied. O: Nice beer, would be better in hotter months.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Tampa Palms World of Beer. Pours a completely clouded yellow orange color with a foamed white head. Very nice webbed lacing along the glass. Aroma has citrus hop notes along with a bit of sweet wort. Flavor is fairly light but flavorful with a nice citrus hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Served this one on tap at Milltown. Pours a soft and cloudy pale yellow with one finger of dense creamy off white head. Nose is citrusy and floral with lightly grainy notes. Crisp and spicy/zesty palate. Peppery bitterness and sharp finish. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Resinous hop aroma, a little buttery, like hop pellets. Almost clear, honey gold, thin carpeting head. Biscuity sweetness, dry, that rye twang, moderately heavy west coast hops. Medium mouthfeel. Fermentation lounge. Snuck this one in before PorterPounder got to the bar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TOSG55 (222) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden, with a thin head and lots of floating sediment. There isn’t enough carbonation to circulate the sediment around, so the overall effect is kind of unattractive. Sort of a skunky aroma, with notes of hops, citrus, and tobacco. The flavor is light, with citrus hops and a bit of a bready finish. Not too rye-forward. I always get excited whenever I see a new Bells beer, but this one was a letdown.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
bottle. light hazy to this gold colored beer with a big, whipped, white head. grassy and lemony hop aroma. nice beer man. medium carbonated palate with a medium-full bodied beer. grassy hops provide a clean, dryish finish. high quaffage. the palate and carbonation level are standout features. refreshing summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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