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RATINGS: 467   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden, with a thin head and lots of floating sediment. There isn’t enough carbonation to circulate the sediment around, so the overall effect is kind of unattractive. Sort of a skunky aroma, with notes of hops, citrus, and tobacco. The flavor is light, with citrus hops and a bit of a bready finish. Not too rye-forward. I always get excited whenever I see a new Bells beer, but this one was a letdown.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (174) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a pretty clear gold color. Light fruit, mainly citrus on the nose, with some spice. Spice and fruit on the palate. The rye adds a nice backbone to this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2353) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Medium golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Mild fruity hop aroma with floral notes and light caramel. Medium body with medium carbonation. starts moderately sweet with light hop bitterness throughout. Smooth finish with light rye and lingering bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (397) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Great aroma of rye and fruit. Light amber colour, not much of a head. A metallic slightly bitter taste. With a weak bitter palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (101) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Goldenrod, white head. Grassy, melon. Sweet, offset by some bitterness. Light medium body, effervescent some carbonation. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (354) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours bright yellow gold with tall white head. Aroma is grassy, hay, slightly floral, some citrus. Taste is a nice resin burst against the distinctive rye malt. The malt takes over here and gives an earthy taste. Not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3442) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
12 oz. Hazy orange with a loose, sticky foam. Mild nose of lemon candy, toast and an occasional trace of green onion. Tastes of earthy spicy toast, mild soap suds and lemon honey. Finish has some minty green herb. Light body has medium-high carbonation and a long dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (108) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Solid tasting rye, its nice for a rye very clean feel to it can tell its a cheaper bells beer tho

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
At Tap House Des Plaines. More summery and grassy than I expected for a Rye ale which is usually so winter warmery spicey. Nice. Serving: Tap

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1884) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottled 1/27/14. Pour has a medium golden color with some light sediment floating around and a thin cap of white head that fell off. Aroma has rye, nice hops, and pale malt. Mouth feel is medium light with medium low carbonation. Flavor has a bitter rye upfront, flowery hops, lemon zest, and enough supporting malt to hold it together.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (115) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Golden hue, murky clarity with tons of small body particles, mostly lasting frothy white head. Excellent lacing. Rye, citrus, grain, floral aromas. Light citrus hop & rye up front with a light hop finish. My least favorite Bells brew so far.


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