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RATINGS: 491   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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof. Medium golden pour, off-white head. Odd aroma - slightly glue-like, hint of grain. Flavor has some spearmint notes, some nuttiness, some earthiness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Hard to get a handle on this one - decent. but not one of Bell’s best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
1/8/13. On tap at Proof. Clear golden pour with a nice head. Light sweetness and spice in the aroma with a sweet malty flavor, some citrus, and a bit of spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Clear copper gold color white head no lacing. Sweet malt aroma light rye earthy spice. Taste is similar with a bit more earthyness. Good enjoyable sessionable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1592) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Golden amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is grainy sweetness, light green vegetables, citrus hopiness, very faint rye spice. Slightly sweet, grainy, more vegetables with some piney hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Not the best from Bell's.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2167) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy golden brown on tap with thin cream colored head and great lacing. Aroma of barley and rye malts, with hints of caramel. Taste is zesty but subdued, nice balance, slightly bitter, but a little thin. Pretty decent, but not as good as.some other Bells efforts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest ’12. Pours a lightly hazed golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is thin, bready ryes with a touch of spiciness and a good amount of florals. A bit grainy with hints of citrus. Flavor is similar. A light, bready and grainy rye spice with some florals. Finishes with a few citrus notes and some light rye spices that dry and leave a light, clean bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a lighter body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this was decent, but nothing special. A bit thin, but easy drinking with some florals and bready rye spices.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilnatp (560) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, TAP. Aroma of citrus and rye. Taste presented a bitter and metallic flavor. Pass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On tap at CBF. Almost clear golden with small white head. Really malty and spicey aroma with rich malt. Flavor is spicey, off-dry malts, ehh, expected more.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at Stanley’s Beer Fest. Kind of a weird metallic rye funk. Not digging this one at all.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
An easy drinking ale. Prevalent but not edgey rye flavour, a decent pale ale level of IBU. Floral. Cloudy golden colour with a good lasting head. A bit above average mouthfeel. Bottle from February 2012, thanks FlandersNed.


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