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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 Cafť. 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
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow color with a pretty large foamy white head. Aroma was citrus notes, rye was definitely in there, some funky notes. Flavor was okay, a bit funk notes, with some rye. This was pretty good, but not nearly as good as many of the other seasonal brews that they do (see: Oberon).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (621) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a nice yellowish gold color. Fruity and a slight sweet flavor that quickly gives way to a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Golden honey in colour. Bunch of sediment. Grainy notes, some honey liqour. Slight sweet tip leaping into a dry-grain and bitter finish. Decent but not my favorite Bellís.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky golden color with lots of little floaters and a small foamy yellow-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy and a bit skunky with faint golden fruits. The flavor was dry, astringent and very bitter with a chalky presence and touches of pepper and golden fruits. Medium length dry finish of chalk and fruit. Medium body. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Clear yellow, golden color (when you leave behind the huge amount of yeast and sediment) with a frothy white head that cakes the glass with lace. Big citrus and floral aroma with some spice. Light bodied, heavily carbonated and a lasting finished. Drinks pretty dry with lotís of rye malt character which overshadows hop flavor. This is a strange brew not my favorite from Bellís or of rye beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pourer from a bottle at Five Star. Orange yellow pour with a ton of sediment and floaties. Crisp sharp bitter citrus taste. Interesting beer. The bitterness might be too much but still enjoyed

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (291) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Very flavorful and complex for a pale ale - the rye really adds to the flavor. roasty, some orange, full-bodied, some cereal and could use more hops, but otherwise a very nice offering from Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
amwelsch (2) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Great color. Very citrusy and warm. I would recomend this beer to all people and lizards

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3511) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Well its the first day of spring so even though its 25 degrees and lightly snowing in Detroit this still seems appropriate. Pours a lazy golden with thin head. Nose of light spices and honey. tastes bitter of orange citrus, juicy fruit gum, grains, white pepper, light toffee. odd but interesting spring seasonal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dull amber gold. Thin white cap that leaves good lacing.

Aroma: Citrus and sweet grain notes.

Taste: Spicy and citrusy hops out of the gate, apricot, dry spicy malt. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, rough peppery carbonation.

Overall: A super tasty, hoppy pale ale, with uniqueness that separates it from the usual spring time drinking offerings.

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