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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2014
(bottle) orange with off white head. Aroma of malt, rye, grassy hops. Flavor is grassy hop, rye, caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joecon (12) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
A light tasty rye ale. A hint of lemon and a nice rye taste. Would be a great beer for a warm summer day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (46) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
Beautiful golden hue with just a slight bit of haze. Slight hops in the aroma, flowery, but mostly get the rye. Slight hop flavor to highlight the rye, but the rye is the main show. Bold but not overpowering. Malt and caramel framing the rye. Great beer for rye lovers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (337) - USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin film of soapy head. Lemon zest in the nose. A nice light refreshing crispness to the taste, with a little bit of lemongrass and a lot of lemon zest fading into a nicely bitter aftertaste. Great when you want a refreshing beer with substance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (204) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2115) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 oz bottled 3.5 months ago, purchased at Johnís Grocery ($1.79) and poured into a pint glass at home. Orange appearance, pretty clear at the bottom, hazy towards the top, some sediment. Frothy, lingering white head, light lacing. Aroma of rye spice, citrus fruits, resinous hops, earth and toasted malts. Similar flavor, medium spicy bitterness, earthy, light malty, minimal sweetness with a crisp, lingering finish. Medium body, pretty dry with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
VipertheIV (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nice bite from the rye,has some earthiness and spice from the hops. Is a good seasonal

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (376) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 On tap, poured into a stemmed pilsner glass.The initial aroma is a toasted rye, which fades with the head. The aroma is replaced by a lemon citrus note, followed by resin, and finally, as it settles, reaches a tropical fruit aroma. The beer pours a heavily hazy pale (some orange notes) with a generous, whitish, beat-egg whipped head. This head leaves a spider web-like ample head with really good, micro bubble retention. The head left behind is thick enough where the body isnít visible from the top of the beer. A nice balance is struck between a juicy, medium sweetness, and a dry, medium bitter. The medium body is a bit on the watery / thin side, but there is some creaminess due to the abundant fluffy carbonation. Itís a dry, crisp, clean beer. The front of this one starts with caramel malt, but turns to a grassy, floral, resin-like finish. As it warms a tropical fruit, rye bread, and light citrus flavor comes through. The beer finishes with a light, mellow rye bread and tropical fruit combination that leaves behind a similar aftertaste that kicks off strong, but tapers quickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3276) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thick and fairly persistent buff head. Strong aroma has a firm rye component and a note of fresh hay. Sharp rye flavor has a fruity undertone, crisp and enjoyable if simple. Texture has average thickness and fizz. An enjoyable ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Pour hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of citrus hops, light rye, and grass/hay. Plain but refreshing.


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