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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a light golden color with aromas of citrus, bread, and rye. Flavors dollow suit, citrusy and rye mixed nicely and light on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KegOstertag (92) - - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Drank in tulip glass poured from 12oz bottle. Aroma- mix between citrus, hops, and rose petals. Glorious. Appearance- beautiful golden orange color. Taste- ahhhh. Heavenly. So smooth yet so much flavor. Very very drinkable. Citrus with a bit of hops. Palate- similiar to taste but the hops come out more here. Overall- brilliant. My favorite spring/summer weather beer ever. I could drink these all day. May not be the biggest or boldest beer ive had but it still remains among my favorites of all time

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2828) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is dominated by an herbal and citrus, there is a slight maltiness in the background. Upfront on my palate was hit with the rye, spicy, bready malts, the flavor finishes with a delicate floral note. A very delicate beer. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle. Gold in color with light sediment, lace through the roof. Light hoppiness. Light malty. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Alright, Iíll say this... Iím favoring rye in my whiskeys and beers - my bias being presented, this is a fine amber-hued brew with a lasting, finely bubbled head and a delightful finish. Some more, please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy but bright orange color with lots of floating yeast, a small white head, and attractive lacing. Aroma is full of orange peel, spices, rye, and some earthy grass. Taste is moderately sweet alternating with slightly bitter. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. This reminds me of an IPA with rye. Itís easily drinkable and refreshing, but not one of the great ones from Bells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours bright yellowish orange with a white one finger head. Lotd of sediment in here, so pour foul on my part I guess. Aroma is orange citrus, spicy rye, and a bit if wheaty yeast funk. Light orange rind flavor finishes with some hint of rye spice. Seems very much a summer ale. Not a bad beer, and a neat twist on the rye beer style. Almost a combo of Oberon and Ruthless Rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Bottle and draft. Clear golden body. Frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of raw grain, rye, sulfur, vegetable. Hint of bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Bitterness lingers into the finish. Lots of raw grain and raw hop taste. Updated: Draft version is cleaner, crisper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, letís split the difference here. S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted. T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing... M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time? O: Not bad - but Iím certainly not smitten with it. Itís too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium gold color, fair fruity hop aroma and flavor, mild spice notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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