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RATINGS: 567   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 Cafť. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Clear yellow, golden color (when you leave behind the huge amount of yeast and sediment) with a frothy white head that cakes the glass with lace. Big citrus and floral aroma with some spice. Light bodied, heavily carbonated and a lasting finished. Drinks pretty dry with lotís of rye malt character which overshadows hop flavor. This is a strange brew not my favorite from Bellís or of rye beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pourer from a bottle at Five Star. Orange yellow pour with a ton of sediment and floaties. Crisp sharp bitter citrus taste. Interesting beer. The bitterness might be too much but still enjoyed

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (267) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Very flavorful and complex for a pale ale - the rye really adds to the flavor. roasty, some orange, full-bodied, some cereal and could use more hops, but otherwise a very nice offering from Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
amwelsch (2) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Great color. Very citrusy and warm. I would recomend this beer to all people and lizards

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Well its the first day of spring so even though its 25 degrees and lightly snowing in Detroit this still seems appropriate. Pours a lazy golden with thin head. Nose of light spices and honey. tastes bitter of orange citrus, juicy fruit gum, grains, white pepper, light toffee. odd but interesting spring seasonal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dull amber gold. Thin white cap that leaves good lacing.

Aroma: Citrus and sweet grain notes.

Taste: Spicy and citrusy hops out of the gate, apricot, dry spicy malt. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rough peppery carbonation.

Overall: A super tasty, hoppy pale ale, with uniqueness that separates it from the usual spring time drinking offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leinielover (31) - - MAR 20, 2013
Hazy gold. Sunrise in a glass. Light head, some lacing. Strong citrus notes, not acid... Smooth. The rye adds a bit of earth, grassy flavors. Another solid offering from Bells

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 20, 2013
Very chunky. Tasty, nice and hoppy. Spicy. Light body. Tastes like itís a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Floral orange hops, rye spice, and biscuity malt aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a moderate off-white head, heavy sediment. Biscuity ry malt, bitter orange peel, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is rye, lemon, metallic, and basement. Taste is somewhat bitter. Almost no sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. Pretty simple and one dimensional, but it is still good.

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