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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours golden orange with ample foamy white head- citrusy floral hops with lingering rye bite bitterness- fresh and snappy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with a half finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Spicy, faint floral hop aroma with some earthy resin and sweet citrus countered by pale malt and bready yeast. Somewhat bland really with not much of a rye presence. Just some spicy, grassy hops followed by bread, biscuit and subtle light fruit notes. Full bodied and much more interesting than expected. The nose is pretty boring but itís actually complex, well balanced and flavorful. Crisp spicy hop bite up front gives off some dry bitterness with resinous oils, grass and pine needle flavor. Some peppery rye, but like the nose, itís not a dominant flavor. Nicely balanced by yeast, light fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Hints of bread, biscuit and cracker round things out in the dry finish. Not a great beer but itís refreshing and easy to drink with nice hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel 181015. Possibly the best rye beer that I have. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel and long aftertaste. Deep golden colour with a deep pillow of foam.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottles and draught, Summer 2015.
Clear, bubbly hay-colored liquid has a medium-sized white head that steadily recedes to cover.
Before noticing any malt or hops in the nose, Iím greeted by fresh house yeast character that takes me all the way back to some of the first craft beers I ever had: Third Coast beer and Bells beer. Difficult to describe other than saying Bells house yeast character. But itís delightful and light citrus and bits of grain are thrown in to the mix, but the hops are pretty well restrained, adding fruitiness and tangerine/lemon notes without any harsh grapefruit/pine. No alcohol or flaws.
Crisp, tightly carbonated mouthfeel carries on a wonderfully attenuated malt texture that gains some chewiness from the rye and adds light pepper notes, tangerine, nectarine and meyer lemon. Finishes dry and crisp, with no alcohol or flaw. Love the concept and the execution here. Really, really enjoyable and incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1797) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Aroma of Rye, grain, and citrus. Taste of Rye, grapefruit, bit of malt sweetness and grain. Moderate bitterness and a clean finish. moderate body, with a slightly grainy feel but still clean and refreshing. Enjoyable beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SiviS (40) - - SEP 5, 2015
Golden color with a hop smell at first then citrus. The taste is some what cirtus, but no other really flavors. Just a little bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottles over the last few years. Yellow color, white head, smell is pretty hoppy; some rye noted. Taste is similar, pleasantly bitter, easy to drink... Tastes good on the warming spring days. I usually get several 12 packs of this through the course of the spring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at The Ginger Man, NYC. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is malty and fruity, with pine cones, grapefruit and a meaty touch. Sort of meaty, burger-ish in a way. Thereís a nice bitterness in the flavor, on a malty back, less meaty than the aroma though. Caramel, pine cones and some grapefruits. Itís full-bodied, nicely carbonated and quite dry on the palate, the finish of the lasting kind. A bit too malty for me this one, but itís a fine beer anyway. 150624

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1361) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Fruity malt aroma with citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is fruity with citrus notes and a earthy, floral hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
medium head rich amber pour aromas fruit spicy rye rich malts biscuit pine the flavours resin rich rye spice note grapefruit medium bitter biscuit pine grassy note caramel crispness the finish best tastes rye crisp hops lasting bitter pine flavours lovely ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2704) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/13/15. Hazy pale yellow, heady pour. An old bottle picked up at a New York convenience store that has probably lost some of its character. Some toasted sweet maltiness in the taste, rye grain, and grassy hops. Light to medium body. The grainy malts are more forward in the taste and there is a strong peppery bitterness at the end. I think the hops have faded in 6 months.

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