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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-11-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 01:34:44 | More by seplo
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks... strange, opaque milky pink-tinged yellow. Decent head and lacing. The beer has a scent that fits it's name, but style? Rhubarb pie or strawberry-kiwi notes, but missing a sour bite.

The same could be said of the taste. The sour hints are there; they lead you to the edge, but throw up a barrier to save your palate from the puckering crash of thrilling free-fall. If it could have just let you fall, even with a lifeline, it would have gotten a tick or two higher. Even so, I could have this as a sour-ish substitute were the real thing not available.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml cork and cage bottle poured into a gueuze glass.

A: Pond water murky. Head is surprisingly creamy and persistent. Thin rings of lacing.

S: strawberries and rhubarb. Thin suggestion of tart lactic acid. Very wheaty. A simple and quiet nose.

T: Creamy wheat up front. Lactic sour taste remains a background constant. Strawberries come on middle to end and add a touch of juicy flavor. Rhubarb brings up the rear with a little tartness of its own. Strawberry rhubarb finish with a very mild tartness.

M: Light bodied. Full and frothy thanks to the wheat. Mild scrubbing carbonation.

O: The lactic acid character that should be the focal point of a good Berliner Weisse takes a back seat here, presumably to let the strawberries and rhubarb shine through more. It's a refreshing and crushable beer with some good and fresh strawberry/rhubarb flavor, but don't expect it to compare with the more traditional Berliner Weisse beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

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angrybabboon

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 12/11/13

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 06:25:03 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Super hazed dusky peachish. Bright-white rocky head. Drops to a tiny bubbly collar in short order. Light carbonation.

Smell: Very light push of strawberry. A small bitterness. Incredibly light and pale malts. Slight hints of cracker and something bready. Tiny hint of some lactic tartness, but it's buried deep. A touch phenolic on the back as well. Rhubarb is minimal at best. Very mellow and very mild. Warming adds a bit more strawberry juice to the mix.

Taste: Slightly lactic. Finishes almost plasticy with a tiny hint of phenols. Clean light malts. A touch of wheat thrown in the mix. Incredibly light and easy drinking. A touch of something almost damp, but it's minimal. Muted strawberry fruitiness. A touch of bitter and slightly sour rhubarb laced through the back. A bit more lactic push as it warms, but it's still pretty mild. Slightly sweet pale maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Clean and light. Drinks like it should.

Overall: Stick with what you know.

It's a decent berliner, but it has some off-flavors that hurt it. Strawberry and rhubarb is a solid combo and it's the proper kind of light for the style, but it just doesn't get there.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 06:20:59 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 00:02:50 | More by Maxwell
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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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