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RATINGS: 648   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 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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3.4
saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, fruits and hops. Nice long bitter finish.

3.2
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy mango aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
Rasmus40 (20318) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 081016

3.6
thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle, [email protected] Webshop. Pours clear golden with a small, staying creamy white head. Aroma has spicy rye, citrus, light resin. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, light crisp, resin, citrus. Fine spicy bitterness. Fine.

3.2
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Can - Orange and some sweet notes. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Orange and bitter hops with a long finish.

2.8
Inbreak (5806) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2016
16.09.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, caramel, flowers, wet grass, hay, minerals, sap, moss, wet hops, grain. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, leafs, hay, wet grass, caramel, minerals, paper, bark, medicine, flowers. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.7
ganache (5853) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pint can from VE. Nose grainy rye, as in lightly-toasted rye berries, pour clear and very rich golden with orange undertones, medium carbonation, but a large and sudsy beige head. Very subtle lace and lighter legs. Taste is strongly bitter with medium astringency, quite dry with a high degree of resin, spice; a very crisp medium-full body with heavy alcohol presence and light heat, light spice scratch, and only minimal relief from bright citrus. Rye is the dominant flavor, which is quite a compliment in the brewing world, where it’s usually only a suggestion spurred by verbal associations; still, malt is a little flat and the alcohol/spice suppress any kind of significant depth. Do like the consistent and lingering earthy-bready character, and the hops here are well-chosen to complement the toast. Lightly sticky lips, some faint hidden sunshine from rye-pils (?) and a nice traditional Pre-Prohibition/whiskey character, supported by a perfumed floral base. Bitterness never quite gets to rubbery but isn’t ideal; otherwise clean as a whistle. This seems to be a spring seasonal but it makes for a tremendous autumn beer in my mind, pleasantly grainy and darkly tinted with suggestions of crunching leaf mold underfoot and bracing warmth against the chilling wind. An adult beverage for sure. [2016.08.29: 3.7]

3.5
Lilja (3140) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webshop. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, grapefrukt, rågbröd, karamell, nötter med toner av örter. Fruktig, torr, fina smaker och god beska med smak av citrusskal.

3
muzzlehatch (4951) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI (July 2016), sampled from a pint glass fairly cold. Big pop of the cap, and it pours a glassful of foam, which subsides fairly quickly atop a light, clear gold-amber body....plenty of rye spiciness along with more typical pale malt structure in the aroma, moderate piney hop presence and a touch of honey sweetness....fairly soft, rounded mouthfeel, with more sweetness than usual, bitterness coming in only late; honey and sweet malts dominate throughout, carbonation is on the low side...not badly made, exactly, but not really what I want in an APA, too thick and sticky for this kind of drinking experience IMO.

3.1
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Lightly hazed golden liquid. Modest off-white head. Grain, rye and light floral scents. Smooth feel. Flavors are rather simple, with some spicy rye, floral hops, little citrus and earth. Dry finish with a spicy linger. 2/13


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