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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a brilliant golden-tan with a significant amount of minuscule flocculates - almost hazy. Produces a creamy, thick, 2 inch off-white head. Poured a second carefully and "candled" - stopped pouring when the flocculates reached the neck. The ale does have a slight haze! Beautiful, fresh citrus and hoppy nose. Bright, clean, spicy palate that lingers. Totally moreish. Perceptively sessionable, although the 6% ABV may be a concern. Develops a very nice Belgian lace. Forward bitter notes with lingering malt and woody-earthy notes! Poured a third . . .


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2667) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webshop. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, grapefrukt, rågbröd, karamell, nötter med toner av örter. Fruktig, torr, fina smaker och god beska med smak av citrusskal.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4612) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5588) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (932) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yased (133) - 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, piña, 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, piña, un sabor redondo que no es agresivo pero no deja de tener la riqueza de una Ale, el final es semi seco acompañado de un retrogusto a naranja, en Ratebeer ronda en los 80 puntos sobre 100.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Dry rye and wheat, mixed with moist citrus hops. A little dry and bitter but not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15184) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle, 6%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, rye and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, rye, little sweet, hop, little herbal and medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Golden amber with white head. Somewhat floral aroma and taste with citrus, grass, spices, rye bread and some grass. A little bit harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
bottle from January 15, 2016 purchased from Bruisin’. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a good white head. The aroma is very pleasantly spicy and still has a little hop punch to it. Notes of lemon, rye, grapefruit, and pepper come through. The palate is medium with just the right amount of sweetness for balance. Carbonation is spot on. The rye is up front in the flavor giving this a welcome spiciness. Hops add a tasteful level of citrus and bitterness in the back of the palate. Everything is balanced and super clean. I love the prominence of the rye on this one. I’d say this is one of the best pale ales I’ve had in a little while.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 19, 2016
16 oz can. Sugary sweetness in the aroma along with a light spicy, herbal note. Slightly cloudy medium yellow body with a foamy white head. Honeyed sweetness and leafy, pithy bitterness show up in equal parts in the taste and they battle back and forth to the very end. The body is light and a bit watery. There’s a bit of a spicy bite in the upper back of the mouth that I’m guessing is the rye. This usually stands out front and center, but not here. Although this is good, I’m not particularly smitten by it.


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