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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 Cafť. 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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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (246) - 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 (2422) - 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 (2118) - 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 (268) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enwiebe (313) - - APR 6, 2014
4/9/14. Draft at the Field House, Philly. Pours hazy orange with a thin head. Mild nose. Hops hit right away as advertised with citrus and pine notes. Thinner mouth than I expected for a rye. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with light honey and floral hops. In mouth, a nice grassy biscuit malt with Czech like floral hops, grapefruit, smooth and quaffable. On tap at Corner Foodery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2014
(bottle) orange with off white head. Aroma of malt, rye, grassy hops. Flavor is grassy hop, rye, caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joecon (33) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
A light tasty rye ale. A hint of lemon and a nice rye taste. Would be a great beer for a warm summer day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
Beautiful golden hue with just a slight bit of haze. Slight hops in the aroma, flowery, but mostly get the rye. Slight hop flavor to highlight the rye, but the rye is the main show. Bold but not overpowering. Malt and caramel framing the rye. Great beer for rye lovers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (367) - USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin film of soapy head. Lemon zest in the nose. A nice light refreshing crispness to the taste, with a little bit of lemongrass and a lot of lemon zest fading into a nicely bitter aftertaste. Great when you want a refreshing beer with substance.


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