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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9000) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
355mL thanks to craftycarl21. Clear amber pour with loads of yeast particulate. Strange for Bells. Buttermilk, thick head. Nose is tannic tea leaf, lemon tea, biscuit. Taste is tea leaf tannic, biscuit, rustic malt, spicy rye. Denser palate. Okay, not something I would go out of my way for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured a hazy golden with a small white head that left some lacing. aroma citrus, grass, earthy, rye. flavor lemon, some rye, grapefruit, a little bit of sweetness and it has a medium bitterness to it. easy drinking beer . I hope they make this for a summer beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours light yellow and fizzy. Smell is hoppy with slight citrus but very weak. Taste of malt, grain, and very bitter. Drinks similar to a lighter lager but has more depth than those that are mass produced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12ox bottle -pours murky golden orange with creamy white head and thin lacing, Nose is bread and citrus. Flavor adds lemon peel. strong bitterness on the front end, but doesnít last. grapefruit aftertaste. dry to the lips. medium body. easy to drink if you like lemon peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle - pours a cloudy orange-gold with a thick white head that could serve as heat insulation - this is one tough head that leaves pillows of lacing! Aroma is very interesting - heavy citrus (orange, lemon), yeasty bordering on funky, the rye has a heavy presence...hint of spice. This one is odd, but kind of works. Taste is a melange of flavors as well - starts off with heavy spicy rye notes, has a slight sweet note, and then quickly turns bitter, and distinctly so. Interesting, but the bitterness was a bit overbearing at times (it does become a bit more balanced as it warms). Palate slightly oily and smooth throughout. Not my favorite Bellís product, but this one definitely displayed some brewerís imagination...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Not a bad beer but not a great one either. Rye comes out a little, a little hoppy, a little malt comes through. I guess this is why I didnít rate it higher. All flavors barely come through. Seems a little watered down, but not Bad either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2 and craftycarl21, thank you gentlemen! Hazy golden color, large white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, straw. Taste is fruity and citrusy raw white bread dough. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Draft at the source. Bright and clear gold, tiny white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is sismilar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Location: Bottle at Nerd Beer Epic Weekend, 1/25/13

Aroma:†The nose is a bit grassy, with some strong rye notes, spice, and a little lemon
Appearance:†Pours a cloudy gold-orange color with a white head and some spotty lace
Flavor:†Tastes fairly spicy as well, with lots of rye, mild sweetness, and medium bitterness
Palate:†The body is light-medium, it has a tingly feel, plus carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression:† Iím always happy t try a new one from Bellís, and this one is pretty solid. It isnít a great beer, but it works pretty well. Itís a refreshing and drinkable rye beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rxeight (1610) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Gold and orange pour. This is an interesting one and not sure if in a good way. Very bitter. Decent hops. Has a pilsner stale malt taste. Like a hoppy strong pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Pours rich gold with off white head. Crisp hop aroma with some lemony citrus and musty floral, light pine. The palate is very smooth with the grains grounding out most of the hop bitterness. The flavors merge very well with the earthy grain spice blending seamlessly with a slightly resinous blend of hops. The flavors blend so well you can really only smell the separate hops. Just enough carbonation to round the light hearted grains and lead into a drying lemon floral palate with grainy spice lingering the more I drink. Seems to have a tiny pilsner element too. Nice work again bells, easy drinking beer but not something a lot of mainstream drinkers would gravitate to unfortunately, prefect baseball weather beer.

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