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RATINGS: 467   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1404) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap at LIzardville, RR if you ever wanted to try a rye dominant beer this one is it, huge spicy rye flavor like good rye bread, hops balance out and add more body.. good stuff, though I wouldnt seek it out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a brilliant golden-tan with a significant amount of minuscule flocculates - almost hazy. Produces a creamy, thick, 2 inch off-white head. Poured a second carefully and "candled" - stopped pouring when the flocculates reached the neck. The ale does have a slight haze! Beautiful, fresh citrus and hoppy nose. Bright, clean, spicy palate that lingers. Totally moreish. Perceptively sessionable, although the 6% ABV may be a concern. Develops a very nice Belgian lace. Forward bitter notes with lingering malt and woody-earthy notes! Poured a third . . .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (655) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours an orangey color, decent head and lacing. Nose is citrusy hops. Mouth is medium bodied, a bit creamy some rye spiciness, malts, hoppy bitterness, and a graininess on the backend that I didn’t like, and ever so slightly skunky (!) at the tail. From what I expected after the nose, this was a bit of a letdown,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Crozet, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with floating particles. Large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, herbal notes, pale malts, a bit of earth. The taste is rye, citrus, herbal and floral notes, mild toasted malt and caramel, overall reminiscent of Lemonheads candy. Medium bodied, well balanced. I quite like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1585) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aromas are citrus, musty wet leaves, rye bread, earthiness. Taste is really good. Lots spicy rye and fresh musty hops. Moderate bitterness. Big lemon citrus finish. I will for sure enjoy a few of these this spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1581) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Draft at the Institute. Pours a cloudy gold with small off-white head and beautiful ring lacing. Note of citrus, lemon, honey and rye. Slightly bitter finish. Decent but tough to drink after a Hopslam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
Pours golden, with a thick offwhite head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Nice citrus aroma, with spruce and floral hops detectable. Kind of likea mild IPA, very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
I tend to love rye beer and most offerings from bells but this one fell short for me. A little bland and generic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2134) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co. showing a lightly hazed, orangy gold color, fluffly, white head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a light but pleasant nose of orangy citrus and piney resin. The flavor was similar, with moderate, lingering, earthy hop bitterness combined with some rye spice, decent hop to malt balance, a little less than medium body, but with a crisp, dry & bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Orange, rye malt, and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange, rye malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Very hoppy.

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