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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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. Pours a clear light golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruity malt, strawberry. Flavor of sweet fruits upfront with wheat malt. Some perfume notes and perfumy hops. I donít really get the rye notes. It is decent, light, sweet and fruity. 6/4/7/4/13 (3.3/5)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSquare (117) - - JAN 31, 2013
I was excited to try a Bellís brew Iíd never caught before (in over 15 years of bells fandom), and this one is interesting, but itís not going to be a new "must have Bellís for me" the way some others are. Thereís a lot of good, interesting stuff here-- love the wheateyness, significant sturm and drang, and really nice light, bright, rye notes. But he sweetness going on here mystifies me. I just want it to go away so the beer can be a bit more serious. Or something. Itís obviously more complex this way, I just donít like the finish-- too sweet an end to a nice rye guy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12oz bottle: pours a slightly hazy golden with a spotty-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with some grapefruity character and a touch of rye. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with good fresh citrus hop flavor and clean bitter balance before a drier smooth bittersweet finish. True to style and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Nice spring beer. Had this at a beer dinner with grapefruit salad. Good pairing. Thin beer. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Muted aroma of hops and malt with a dirty gold appearance, balanced taste and growing mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2560) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
A nice yellow-golden color with a moderate head. The aroma is as expected: modestly hoppy like a pale ale, plus a dash of rye spiciness. Fresh, crisp, lightly spicy and moderately hoppy. Refreshing and easy to drink with a higher ABV than one would guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours crystal clear copper with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma Is fairly floral with some of the eye spice. The taste is hoppy, spicy rye, grassy. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2013
A deep orange brew with bright amber at the edges. There is a thin offwhite head. The nose has grapefruit and some bread. There is also some almond. The taste has some grapefruit rinds and bread crust. There is also some wood and floral character. Nicely done with a slightly spicy note at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a gorgeous, clean, clear golden appearance with a very nice cream colored head. Quite spicy, herbal, resiny hoppy, spicy rye, toasted malty aroma. Rough mouthfeel. Earthy, chewy rye, grainy, caramel, spicy piney, light citrusy hoppy flavor. Pretty good but I think my expectations were a bit too high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle->SA. Hazy golden orange with frothy white head. Aroma: hops, clover, citrus, malt. Taste: rye, pepper, herbs, citrus hops. Bitter aftertaste.

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