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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark gold color. Good hop aroma. Dry malt flavor with lots of bitter, citrus hops. I can’t taste the rye, but this is a good pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Cloudy golden hue Hops Rye Resiny flavor Floral hints... Dandelion perhaps? Strong Rye finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Bottlebar East. Pours murky straw gold with medium white head, great lacing. Aromas of rindy citrus fruits, and rye. Taste is awesome: lemons, floral hops, juice, wood, apple, and malt. Finishes slightly bitter not too dry. Medium body. Balanced well. Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2853) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours hazy pale golden color with white head. Citrus aroma with light maltiness. Bitter citrus rind flavor with some rye and pine and slight earthiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a clear golden with small white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, rye spiciness. Tastes jumps out as pine bitterness, light but smooth body, flavor develops into sour rye, grapefruit and lemon, bitterness mellows and changes into spice with a slight sweetness and bread on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Great aroma, nice white head about 2" thick. Beer smells strongly of citrus, lemongrass, slight hint of pine and rye. Flavor is not as strong on the hops as the aroma would lead one to believe, but certainly not bad, nice rye aftertaste makes for a great finish. Surprisingly light for the ABV, I think I will buy this beer again once the weather warms up here in MN and maybe review again.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scipio (812) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a good white head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is mostly citrus, with grapefruit, lemon, mango, spices, along with a bit of rye notes underneath. The taste loses much of the enticing citrus impressions. They are still noticed, but instead there is a heavy grainy and skunky flavor that is present and most prominent that isn’t very appetizing. That heavy grainy taste gathers strength after the initial sip throughout the aftertaste. Medium in body, with a rough, bubbly texture. I’m not a fan of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is grain and light esters. Flavor is light grain, esters, light citrus, and herbal hops. Finish is fairly dry. Medium body. A decent beer.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1966) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours gold with solid white head. Big hop aroma. Taste is spicy and skunky hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap at LIzardville, RR if you ever wanted to try a rye dominant beer this one is it, huge spicy rye flavor like good rye bread, hops balance out and add more body.. good stuff, though I wouldnt seek it out.


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