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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (287) - 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 (3446) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leinielover (31) - - MAR 20, 2013
Hazy gold. Sunrise in a glass. Light head, some lacing. Strong citrus notes, not acid... Smooth. The rye adds a bit of earth, grassy flavors. Another solid offering from Bells

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 20, 2013
Very chunky. Tasty, nice and hoppy. Spicy. Light body. Tastes like it’s a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Floral orange hops, rye spice, and biscuity malt aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a moderate off-white head, heavy sediment. Biscuity ry malt, bitter orange peel, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is rye, lemon, metallic, and basement. Taste is somewhat bitter. Almost no sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. Pretty simple and one dimensional, but it is still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2107) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus, earthy, floral and rye. Taste is sweet with some bitters and rye making an appearance. Light bodied with a smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium plus sized dense white head with thick lacing. The aroma has yeast, spicy rye notes, light fruit, grass with an earthiness throughout. The flavor has toasted malts, mild spicy rye, grass, with an earthy finish. Nothing over the top, pretty decent overall.

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