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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Stub & Herb’s. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and mild herbal. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Fruity finish. Mild citric.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2652) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a three finger sticky eggshell foam that laces nicely. The aromas are citrus, earthy spice and a touch of sweet malt. The palate is direct and powerful with lots of spicy rye flavors mingling with the citrus grassy hop profile. Really big bitter spice on the back of the throat. Pretty tasty. Thanks Jstax.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy straw color, which leaves some webs of lacing. Aroma is light citrus and grassy hops, rye. Taste is part APA, part pilsener, with a rye component to it. The palate is silky smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Slightly cloudy golden color, with solid head and body. Aroma and taste have some rye spiciness, but herbal hops and bitterness dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcrae19 (59) - - MAR 1, 2013
Draft. Served in a shaker pint. Pours a light, golden color (what else?) with a 1-inch white, foamy head. Heavy yeasty aroma and flavor with slight floral notes. Lingering, bitter finish. Drinkable, but doesn’t hold a candle to the quality of many of their other brews, such as Two-Hearted or Hopslam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krej (157) - USA - FEB 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a translucent yellow with a decent head and a lot of sediment. Aroma is piney, earthy, and hints of citrus. It tastes very citrusy and piney, with hints of hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (276) - - FEB 28, 2013
Small head that fades quickly. A lot of sediment in this one(which may be improved by decanting). Nose is of citrus and rye. Taste is hoppy bitter and very good. Citrus flavors and pine with very little maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (292) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Nice dark yellow with a lot of stuff flossing in it. Thick white foam. I get hops, rye and citrus in the aroma. I really enjoy the hoppy citrus rye flavor. Basically a good pale ale with the rye addition. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4710) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours hazy, floatie-filled amber gold with a tall, off-white head. Aroma of rye...oranges. Taste is orange peel, rye malt. Resiny hopped. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1242) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft at MacKenzie in Minneapolis. Pours a hazy, golden amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, bready, cereal. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, toast, earthy, some rye, some bitter pine hops, with a bitter, earthy finish. Different, but good.

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