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RATINGS: 560   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (626) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is pilsner malts and light grains. Taste really is good. Initially, you get the grains which fade almost immediately, giving way to a citrus rind hoppy bitterness. The finish is pilsner malts with a little maple syrup. Not bad and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (181) - - MAR 4, 2013
Resin and floral hop aroma. Distinct rye flavor mixed with a pilsner type malt. Hop bitterness resembles the rye malt, but lingers in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (419) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pour is golden and light. Med carbonation. Nose is dry with fruit sweetness. Mild hop taste upfront and some rye to follow. Mellow beer and good. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy honey golden color. Nice 2 finger head which leaves some wrings of lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grassy hops, and spicy rye. Flavor is bitter rye, grassy hops, and some citrus notes. Flavor is fairly light with a nice light bitter citrus hop finish. Really liking this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt with Pils malt notes, pear and apple fruity esters, pine and citrus hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with spicy and earthy rye malt backbone, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Appearance:golden-orange, with a scant, soapy white head and a million floaties in suspension. Aroma: honey-lemon cough drops, poppyseed bread, apricot, and candied orange peel. Taste: grapefruit and blood-orange bitterness, with a light, crackery malt undertone. Finish: dry, citrusy bitterness, with a barest hint of toasty rye malt. Notes: Frankly, was hoping for more. Appearance was unappetizing, and whatever rye there is in this beer is woefully understated. Would have benefited from more malt balance against the citrus-heavy hops, where the rye spice really could come out to play. The aroma was really nice, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap. Thin white head, hazy darker golden yellow. Light rye, slight citrus and Bells house yeast aromas. Touch grassy and minerally, the rye is faint, dry enough. Lighter to medium body with tight carbonation. Easy drinking but nothing terribly interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a middlin hued yellow with a small ring of white head. Rye character is very present in the aroma and lend a nice spiciness to the flavor as well. Easy drinking and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a lot of yeast chunks in it and topped by a creamy, off white head. Aroma has a light bitterness, some mild rye spicy presence, light lemon with a light grainy finish. Flavor has a very nice pure bitterness early that carries through the entire tasting. Middle has light honey flavors kick in with some lemon citrus and light spicy flavors to finish. Body is light/modest with a dryness imparted from the strong hops bitterness and high, fine carbonation. Overall a solid and enjoyable brew with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from mail order at wine and cheese place. Pours a nice golden color with hints or orange. huge white head. Taste is light citrus notes with hints of clove. Very light mouthfeel with low carbonation. This is a great spring afternoon beer. Paired nicely with a stuffed salmon with crab meat, onion and garlic

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