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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
From notes. Draft. Fruity rye with a dry, slightly long finish. Meh, i feel this is a bit sub-par for bells.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. So-so beer to me. Floral citrus aroma. Could only taste and smell a litte of the grains. Bitterness lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Crumís. Dark, hazy golden pour with a bright white head and a lot of lacing. Mild aroma of grains and a little citrus. Taste is mainly citrus and rye with a fairly intense bitter finish. Light body, feels a little watery. Just okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of Rye malts, citrus hops, toasted malts. Medium orange hue with an average white head that left some lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium heavy bodied and oily average. Overall a nice rye brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Gold in color with a smallish white head. Aroma of citrus hops as in the taste. The rye gives it a much needed spark with its unique spice flavor while not being overwhelming which would be easy to do with this light of a beer. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle poured into tumbler. Appearance is a hazy golden-orange color. There is a fairly generous eggshell-white head and visible yeast floating around. The aroma is citrus and floral scents. The taste is similar, though more bitter than expected and with a hint of rye. The carbonation seems very light. Not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7900) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle shared with Max, Zdk, and Dallas. Pours a light golden body with white lacing. Aroma is bitter hop, resiny syrup, and skunky pale malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with similar notes in the flavor, lots of bitterness, some floral flavors. Overall this clocks in as pretty average, and below the high standard Bells has previously set for themselves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9681) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle shared by John. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a fruity rye flavor with a dry bitter finish. Quite interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2081) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a hazy slightly dark orange yellowish color with a small white head. Nose is floral, hoppy and zesty citrus. Taste has an initial blast of bitterness with hops and deep citrus, and some sweetness in between. Finish is bitter as well and the citrus hops linger on. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a dark orange with a white head and aroma of rye and grains. Taste is bittersweet, of hops, citrus, rye, and pine with a heavy bitter, long finish. Nice bitterness throughout, solid brew


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