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RATINGS: 615   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 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.

WarChef1's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WarChef1 (24) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
bottle. poured nice with nice frothy white head with good retention and stuck around for a while. Some decent lacing. smells of bread, spice(pepper), hay, grass, and some hops. i did not get a lot of citrus but was there. Pours golden straw with slight haze. Taste of decent hop bitterness with spiciness from the rye, a touch of resin. Did get nice citrus hop flavor as well. Beer was light and refreshing with lively carbonation with a medium length finish that was bright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle, bought@Mikkeller Webshop. Pours clear golden with a small, staying creamy white head. Aroma has spicy rye, citrus, light resin. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, light crisp, resin, citrus. Fine spicy bitterness. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Can - Orange and some sweet notes. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Orange and bitter hops with a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4572) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
16.09.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, caramel, flowers, wet grass, hay, minerals, sap, moss, wet hops, grain. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, leafs, hay, wet grass, caramel, minerals, paper, bark, medicine, flowers. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pint can from VE. Nose grainy rye, as in lightly-toasted rye berries, pour clear and very rich golden with orange undertones, medium carbonation, but a large and sudsy beige head. Very subtle lace and lighter legs. Taste is strongly bitter with medium astringency, quite dry with a high degree of resin, spice; a very crisp medium-full body with heavy alcohol presence and light heat, light spice scratch, and only minimal relief from bright citrus. Rye is the dominant flavor, which is quite a compliment in the brewing world, where it’s usually only a suggestion spurred by verbal associations; still, malt is a little flat and the alcohol/spice suppress any kind of significant depth. Do like the consistent and lingering earthy-bready character, and the hops here are well-chosen to complement the toast. Lightly sticky lips, some faint hidden sunshine from rye-pils (?) and a nice traditional Pre-Prohibition/whiskey character, supported by a perfumed floral base. Bitterness never quite gets to rubbery but isn’t ideal; otherwise clean as a whistle. This seems to be a spring seasonal but it makes for a tremendous autumn beer in my mind, pleasantly grainy and darkly tinted with suggestions of crunching leaf mold underfoot and bracing warmth against the chilling wind. An adult beverage for sure. [2016.08.29: 3.7]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Flaska frĺn Mikkellers webshop. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, grapefrukt, rĺgbröd, karamell, nötter med toner av örter. Fruktig, torr, fina smaker och god beska med smak av citrusskal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4756) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI (July 2016), sampled from a pint glass fairly cold. Big pop of the cap, and it pours a glassful of foam, which subsides fairly quickly atop a light, clear gold-amber body....plenty of rye spiciness along with more typical pale malt structure in the aroma, moderate piney hop presence and a touch of honey sweetness....fairly soft, rounded mouthfeel, with more sweetness than usual, bitterness coming in only late; honey and sweet malts dominate throughout, carbonation is on the low side...not badly made, exactly, but not really what I want in an APA, too thick and sticky for this kind of drinking experience IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Lightly hazed golden liquid. Modest off-white head. Grain, rye and light floral scents. Smooth feel. Flavors are rather simple, with some spicy rye, floral hops, little citrus and earth. Dry finish with a spicy linger. 2/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2016
355ml bottle into schooner glass. Surprisingly sweet and grainy nose for an APA. Cloudy golden sunset colour with fulsome white head and steady fine carbonation. Medium body, zingy on the tongue. Finish is bitter, dry and grainy. Pleasant enough, hop forward but a bit subdued. Perhaps a little past its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yased (149) - MEXICO - JUL 14, 2016
De Bells Brewery(EUA) este producto de nombre “Smitten Golden Rye Ale” es una Ale de Centeno que tiene como estilo base una American Pale Ale con 6% ABV, el centeno como malta base proporciona sabores especiados y cierto picor, en vista obscurece mas que maltas de cebada pale o pilsner, la particularidad de esta Rye Ale es que tiene una tonalidad clara similar a una Golden Ale. En apariencia tiene una corona de espuma delgada pero de buena retencion con cierta actividad de carbonatación, el color es un dorado claro muy vistoso gon algo de turbiedad ya sea por el tipo de grano empleado o dry hopping si se llego a emplear, cuerpo mediano como una Pale Ale estándar. Su aroma es sencilla y algo ligera, no hay muchas muestra de un dry hopping pues los aromas serian mas intensos, son detectables notas a naranja, mango, pińa, el grano esta muy presente incluso al mismo nivel que el lúpulo, pan y ligero olor a plátano. El sabor es muy sesionable, se pueden beber varias, el lúpulo esta presente mas en sabor que para dar amargor, notas dulces naturales del cereal, miel, algo de orilla de pan, los lúpulos saben a naranja dulce, frutas de carozo, pińa, un sabor redondo que no es agresivo pero no deja de tener la riqueza de una Ale, el final es semi seco acompańado de un retrogusto a naranja, en Ratebeer ronda en los 80 puntos sobre 100.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Dry rye and wheat, mixed with moist citrus hops. A little dry and bitter but not too bad.

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