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RATINGS: 603   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light flowery hops, a hint of sweetness, and light rye notes. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2013
Hazy orange-gold pour with a 2 finger, super creamy off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of citrus, cereal, earthy grain, pine and floury grain. Flavor is all toast and biscuit up fron, then some pine, earthy, spicy grain, tart citrus, fruity esters, an odd sweet grain that tastes oddly like sorghum, light nutty notes and bready yeast. Medium body, creamy to chalky feel and light, but blanketing and rather sharp carbonation. Pretty tasty, though pretty strange, lots of odd malt stuff going on here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle- pours pale orange, thick khaki head. Lots of yeast floating about and carbonation as well. Nose is subdued, a little pine, rye, lemon citrus an dough. Soft on the palate, with dough, bread yeast, grain and citrus hop bitterness. Balanced with lingering finish. Kind of a pilsener/rye session beer as opposed to an IPA but still good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
From notes. Draft. Fruity rye with a dry, slightly long finish. Meh, i feel this is a bit sub-par for bells.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. So-so beer to me. Floral citrus aroma. Could only taste and smell a litte of the grains. Bitterness lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Crum’s. Dark, hazy golden pour with a bright white head and a lot of lacing. Mild aroma of grains and a little citrus. Taste is mainly citrus and rye with a fairly intense bitter finish. Light body, feels a little watery. Just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of Rye malts, citrus hops, toasted malts. Medium orange hue with an average white head that left some lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium heavy bodied and oily average. Overall a nice rye brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Gold in color with a smallish white head. Aroma of citrus hops as in the taste. The rye gives it a much needed spark with its unique spice flavor while not being overwhelming which would be easy to do with this light of a beer. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle poured into tumbler. Appearance is a hazy golden-orange color. There is a fairly generous eggshell-white head and visible yeast floating around. The aroma is citrus and floral scents. The taste is similar, though more bitter than expected and with a hint of rye. The carbonation seems very light. Not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle shared with Max, Zdk, and Dallas. Pours a light golden body with white lacing. Aroma is bitter hop, resiny syrup, and skunky pale malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with similar notes in the flavor, lots of bitterness, some floral flavors. Overall this clocks in as pretty average, and below the high standard Bells has previously set for themselves.


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