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RATINGS: 615   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 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Pours cloudy orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma is malty rye hard bread hoppy and has some floral fruity tones. Flavor is fruity fresh rye bready grapefruit fruity. Finishes longlived bitter bready cereal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle on the bus between Sätila and Göteborg, thanks to tkrjukoff. Clear golden beer with a decent white head. Aroma from ryebread, citrus, grassy hops, floral, malty, some grapes. Rye bread flavor, citrus, hay, floral notes, some biscuits and grapes. Hoppy citrus finish with bready notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (797) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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