Smitten Golden Rye Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Smitten Golden Rye AleSmitten Golden Rye Ale
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Smitten Golden Rye AleSmitten Golden Rye Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / 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.

Added by Biggness on 06-14-2008

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Poured into a pint glass

A - Dark yellow/light brown, effectively gold as per the name. No head. Highly carbonated and cloudy with possibly yeast floating around, a whole lot of it.

S - Light piney nose, with a touch of citrus

T - Mildly bitter with lasting tartness

M - Full bodied

O - Not a horrible beer, but not my cup of tea. Proper price, 6% ABV, a nice try for a beer drinker who likes darker versions of beers that aren't too heavy, like ales, lagers and pilsners.

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Bottle date 1/28 - enjoyed from a fancy bells tulip.

Brew pours a transparent but rich orange yellow with a big boastful frothy head that hung out and literally coated the glass with milk shake like chunks of frothy lace. Very lively visible carbonation could be seen.

Nose is soggy citrus. Not really any grain at all.

Taste matches this nose with the rye tossed into the mix. Really nice, like chewing on a juicy wet fresh hop...soggy with hop juice. Nice fruity uptick on the tail.

Super easy drinking beer. Can't believe how good it is. A real sleeper in their catalog, I will definitely be drinking tons of this now that bells is in town!

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Smitten Golden Rye Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,795 ratings