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RATINGS: 641   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1736) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Light in the glass with a hearty palate, the rye in this beer sings. It is lightly presented, and carries the orange and lemon notes of the hops to perfection. Pine finish, lots of rustic bread flavors and aromas. Nice, nice example of the use of a specialty grain that is seldom given such a fine treatment by the brewers using it today.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Hazy light tea colored pour with white head and some lacing. Aroma is mostly hops with a slight citrus undertone. Nice mouth feel, coating well, with a soft flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justkoehn (124) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Little head and medium lacing. Rye/grain aroma. Hint of floral notes, with a crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1953) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2017
Bue ŗ la pression. Blonde claire. Principalement su rue grain. Classique sans plus. Peu díamertume.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6110) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pencil shavings and lemongrass nose. Cloudy amber, medium head, abundant glass coating. Orange and lemongrass. Full body, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (1003) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Unexpectedly sweet, giving up a corn-laced pale malt front with a modest piney hop bitterness underneath. Grows dry towards the middle, a slight citric hoppiness underscoring an emerging spicy rye back end, yet the finish lightens up, bringing back the bright grainy sweetness against a lingering bitter fade. Not terrible, just bland and too friendly, even for a Spring beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (1007) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour was hazed golden, ring of white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, earthy. Taste was mild bitter, earthy, pine, citrus rind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (1030) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2017
On tap at Bagger Daveís. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Floral hops and pale malt in the aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1834) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Golden Amber with thin white foamy head; aroma is mild if any; flava is very flowery roses with soft sweet fruit notes of raspberry; feels medium with moderate fizz; finishes dry bitter and grainy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zombywoof (466) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Light body smooth palate. Toast, black pepper and grass dominate. Pleasant session ale.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgil68 (25) - - 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


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