Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.16/5 rDev -12.5%
750ml from ProperPinter, thanks!
Bottle reads Bottle Conditioned in July 2013, #768 of 929 - Best Consumed Fresh.
I'm an unabashed Smuttynose homer and I seriously dislike rhubarb. Fun.
S: This smells very strongly of plastic. There are notes of berry but the plastic was strong enough that I instinctively thought "oh, I'm going to get a headache". Once it was out of the bottle, the frust was much more present and there was more fruit and a good deal of rhubarb.
T: Thin flavor. After having found the strawberry short weiss to be very enjoyable this was a let down. It is fine. Nothing more. Dominated by rhubarb with very little strawberry at the end.
M: very nice, light and crisp. The flavor may not be great but it is delivered well.
O: It's a modest, low abv, uniquely flavored option, but not one I would have again.
10-21-2013 02:00:04 | More by CooperEllis
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer
Appearance: Pours somewhere between medium amber and gold - with some nice orange - kind of an apricot color overall - pours hazy , cloudy - big, frothy, white head, retains a small cap
Smell: Light, mild strawberries and some tart funkiness - extremely floral - nice strawberry aroma - lightly tart, lightly funky, rather clean for the style - some sourness and weirdness, almost reminiscent of strawberry yogurt
Taste: A notably pleasant, funky strawberry concoction - not a ton of strawberry, but it's definitely there, and it's definitely nice - rhubarb is here too, and it's pretty nice - some nice tart notes, and some nice, clean sourness - light, pale malts, and some light grains - lightly sweet, nicely refreshing
Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, finishes nicely tart
Overall: Straw, meet Barb
This is quite interesting. One odd thing about this beer is that it doesn't quite taste like a Smuttynose beer (and that is not an insult). It's quite unique. It has some great strawberry and rhubarb flavors. It could be more funky and sour, but it works forwhat it is.
12-11-2013 06:25:03 | More by angrybabboon
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
On-tap 11/20/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a murky gold/amber color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains strawberries and light malts, but not much else as you would expect from the style.
T: The taste starts out with a burst of sourness followed by tart flavors of strawberries and other fruits. The malt character is thin and there is very little hops presence as it should be in this type of beer but there’s still a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.
M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.
11-21-2013 16:45:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.23/5 rDev +17.2%
From notes (On-tap at Meadhall)
Appearance: It has a nice really hazy peache/orange (cream-sickle like) color to it. It has a nice light orange head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of ripe strawberries, rhubarb, some tartness, wheat malts and a faint breadiness.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some strawberries, rhubarb, a slight acidity, some lemon tartness, a slight breadiness and wheat.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.
03-25-2014 22:36:22 | More by SebD
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
The beer pours a cloudy, pinkish yellow with a very deep, opaque murk and medium sized head of soft white bubbles that slowly filter away to a scrim. The strawberries in the beer seem to give it a bit more viscosity than the traditional Berliner Weisse. On the nose, the beer smells of plastic with strong twinges of strawberry jam and chalk. The plastic is fresh and strays towards paint-like scents as you throw your nose into it. Light citric acidity can also be sensed on the nose. The strawberry, when it shines through is delicious and fresh, but the plastic scents get in the way. On the tongue, the beer tastes softly tart with strong fruit-sweetness and a sweet wheat flake finish. The sweetness is kept nicely in line by the citric acidity. Bitterness is little to nonexistent. In flavor, the beer begins with tart lactic lemon, chalk, and a touch of the plastic from the scent. This plastic, however, quickly morphs into unripe strawberries, then fresh picked strawberries, and then strawberry jam with a strong wheat flake flavor in the finish. Light lemon does stick with the flavor, as well as a touch of orange juice, giving this beer a delicious, citrus-fruit juice feel to it. The strawberry on the finish lasts beautifully on the tongue and even lingers in the aftertaste, which is sublime as far fruit flavors in beer go. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, with a soft effervescence and a creamy mouthfeel that nearly reminds me of fresh fruit juice. The mouth is left clean and slightly wet from the acidity. Overall, this is a hell of an American Weisse, and a hell of a fruit beer. The strawberry flavors are fresh, and develop with the sip, and the acidity is completely under control, helping to add to the beer instead of killing all the other flavors. This beer is a fine example of the balance an American/Fruited Weisse should have. The plastic aroma is a little offputting, but the flavor more than makes up for it. This is a beer to try, and hopefully it is brewed again.
12-05-2013 00:02:50 | More by Maxwell
2.18/5 rDev -39.6%
Bottle from The Drinkery
Pours a turbid deep straw color with a smallish bone white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of light grapefruit, strawberry, and a bit of plastic phenol. Very disappointing aroma! The flavor is light and tart with hints of lemon grapefruit and definitely a strawberry presence. There is that phenol there that reminds me of melted plastic. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart almost puckering mouthfeel. Huge disappointment for me here. If not for the plastic this would be a fantastic beer.
10-11-2013 22:57:41 | More by johnnnniee
Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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