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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with an extreme concentration of medium debris and a white head. Herbal grassy aroma with pale malts. Floral, herbal, grassy hops blend with toasty biscuit. It’s a solid beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (427) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, Batch# 12659. Hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. Coriander and floral aroma. Pretty nicely balanced with citrus and malt flavors up front with a lingering floral trace. Well carbonated with a creamy texture. Wish it was a tad thinner to be a little more refreshing for the hot months but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow, slight citrus aroma, slight citrus taste. Decent enough summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peterschreurs (8) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle poured into glass. Golden color with a white foam head. Has a very light citrus aroma. Taste is mild hops and mild sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bluegoosed (25) - - JUL 5, 2014
Some light hints of citrus/grapefruit, rye which is no surprise, very light hops, and floral notes. Light and just not my preferred style - I prefer a stronger beer with more prominent flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (257) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
6/7/14 bottle drank in dans basement on Belmont park day (calif chrome denied). It was part of a variety case of bells beers and the only 1 I hadn't had and was the worst of the bunch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
This poured a golden body with a sustained white head. It had a wheat bread aroma with some subtle spiciness. Creamy feel in the mouth. It had an easy cereal flavor with some pleasing zesty bitterness. Rye, anyone? It had a prolonged zesty, earthy bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. Aroma is sweet, floral and peppery. A bit of spicy flavor. Finishes dry and floral hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from Ashley. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is spicy bread and hops. Taste is creamy, bread, baking spice, and floral.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle in cold mug on a hot day. Right off sharp refreshing and a little spicy. Slight malt wheat. I'm not a grapefruit fan but it's slight mixed in a pleasant way. A citrus blend. Sure, some rye in there. And a bit off hops. I'm all in on this summer brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (98) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle to shaker. Pours hazy golden, two finger white head. Aroma of grapefruit, honey, floral. Taste is slightly sweet from the barley malts, peppery overtones from the rye and earthy/citrus bitter. Medium body, slight resin notes, high carbonation. Finishes bitter sweet up front and citrus, earthy that linger. This is good pale ale!

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