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RATINGS: 624   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (45196) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, rye, light moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, rye, sweet malt, pale malt, fruity hops, light citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (41423) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Stub & Herb’s. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and mild herbal. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Fruity finish. Mild citric.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22713) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
26th May 2012
As ’Golden Rye’. Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Softish palate with fine carbonation. Creamy malt, a little bretty. Mild orange and grapefruit citrus. Brett is there all the time. Mild rye spice. Smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22073) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2 and craftycarl21, thank you gentlemen! Hazy golden color, large white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, straw. Taste is fruity and citrusy raw white bread dough. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Draft at the source. Bright and clear gold, tiny white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is sismilar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18765) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle on the bus between Sätila and Göteborg, thanks to tkrjukoff. Clear golden beer with a decent white head. Aroma from ryebread, citrus, grassy hops, floral, malty, some grapes. Rye bread flavor, citrus, hay, floral notes, some biscuits and grapes. Hoppy citrus finish with bready notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18119) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17679) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Jack Of The Wood Asheville, 16/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, bitter orange, citric pith. Taste comprises light bread dough, rye tones, bitter orange, lightly smoked straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17058) - Hřjbjerg, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at The Ginger Man, NYC. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is malty and fruity, with pine cones, grapefruit and a meaty touch. Sort of meaty, burger-ish in a way. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, on a malty back, less meaty than the aroma though. Caramel, pine cones and some grapefruits. It’s full-bodied, nicely carbonated and quite dry on the palate, the finish of the lasting kind. A bit too malty for me this one, but it’s a fine beer anyway. 150624

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15785) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle, 6%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, rye and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, rye, little sweet, hop, little herbal and medium bitter.


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