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RATINGS: 638   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (2361) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aromas of resin, citrus fruit, toast, and candied nuts. Orange, hazy complexion, with an off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Spicy and bitter. Medium bodied, carbonation is average, some cereal (corn) flavor in the finish, and a lingering bitterness afterward. Definitely not a bad beer, though it does contain a corn-like/adjunct flavor that seems off to me.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6104) - 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 (991) - 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 (1006) - 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 (1029) - 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 (1830) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1605) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2713) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2017
$1.67 bottle from Trader Joeís 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balloonbuffoon (63) - - 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 (Iíve 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. Bellís appears to accomplish what they were seeking with this one. A good 2-3 pinter kind of beer.


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