Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Smitten Golden Rye Ale
I saw a bottle of Smitten Golden Rye Ale on the shelf a few days ago and decided to give it a try. This is an American Pale Ale with a rye twist brewed by Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. This bottle was packaged on 01/23/13 A. The label has a nice illustration of a daisy that has all but one of its petals plucked off. She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me... Definitely smitten!
Not a powerful aroma but some spicy rye and hints of pine are there. A light orange citrus hoppiness starts things off. There is also some fruity sweetness in the background. Then some spicy rye flavors show up, peppering your palate with little nippy bites. The finish is resinous.
Not overly bitter, just right. A solid pale ale with an interesting spicy kick. The body is low to medium and carbonation is good. The 6.0% alcohol wasn't very noticeable. I liked it. Check it out.