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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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cgil68 (43) - - MAR 3, 2017
Dank mossy pop as you open the can and put the bright gold brew to a heavy foam. Lemony earthy herbal nose to a spicy peppery bitter bite on the front to a pithy finish. Not much in the way of tropical or sweet jammyness which is a change of pace. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
SG111 (2055) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottled 01/10/17. Pours semi hazy golden, white head. Aroma is lemon, rye, little pepper, some spice. Flavor is lemon, little asprin-y, rye is notable, floral. Fairly astringent. Forgettable.

3.4
hershiser2 (3698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2017
$1.67 bottle from Trader Joe’s Charlottesville. Pours golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is lemon, toast, light earth. Flavor is bitter lemon, slightly lemon-pledey, grass, grain, and light floral hops.

3.7
balloonbuffoon (652) - - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Paid $7 for a 4-pack of 16floz cans with a packaging date of January 2, 2017. First can consumed (I’ve had about 3-4 pints on draft within the last year or so) from a pint glass on 01.02.2017. Deep gold in color and a sticky head leaves its mark on the glass. Pleasant, although mild aroma of hops completes the introduction. Flavor profile consists of lightly burnt toast, black pepper, and earthy. The body is medium and sharp bitterness leaves it mark on the palate. An all around solid beer. Bell’s appears to accomplish what they were seeking with this one. A good 2-3 pinter kind of beer.

3.6
MaltTamer14 (1) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2017 does not count
Great earthy taste up front with a nice bitter finish. Exactly what I’m looking for in a pale ale,

3.5
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
You get your hoppiness you’d expect from a pale ale and a nice sweetness you’d look for in a summer beer. The hoppiness dominates, but it’s very smooth overall and is a nice beer to sip slowly. All in all, good stuff.

4
MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2017
It’s probably a bit premature to drink Spring beer while Nebraska is still in the grip of snow and ice, but what the hell? Smitten pairs spicy rye malt with hops, and it’s a combination that I have a weakness for. Earthy, grassy, and lightly peppery flavors blend with lemony hops. Finish is bright, clean, and refreshing. Smitten showcases the best of rye and hop flavors without the tinge of soapiness that can sometimes show up in these types of beer. Lovely stuff.

2.2
ehaak26 (725) - - JAN 19, 2017
On draft at Pazzo’s. Aroma seemed to randomly switch between nothing but rye and heavy hops. It just never came together for me.

3.7
willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 2017 fresh batch re-rate: On tap at Mellow. Good floral nose with some citrus and grain. Clean and crisp with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Peppery rye in the finish. Simple, but well-balanced and refreshing.

3.4
fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, rye, light moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, rye, sweet malt, pale malt, fruity hops, light citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]

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