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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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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
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:
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(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-11-2013)
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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.

Maxwell, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

geocool, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Auror, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

M-girard, Aug 18, 2014
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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.

SebD, Mar 25, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

A-Pours an interesting pinky, off-white color. Looks like a strawberry milk with not enough strawberry syrup. Bigger, white sudsy head.

S-Smells of light strawberries and wheat. Hints of tartness. Organic, natural aroma. Underripe berry and rhubarbs.

T-I enjoyed this. It's a buzzy Berliner with fruit accentuations. Not aggressively fruity or tart, it just manages to work. Dry wheat, lightly sour. Soft but vibrant.

M-Supremely easy to drink. Pleasant bubbles and body. Obviously no alcohol whatsoever.

O/D-I really like this one. I heard better things about the original Strawberry only version but this one I thought wasa treat on its own. Smuttynose has been killing their Short Batch series.

VelvetExtract, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

trevorpost, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

macesq, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Rhettroactive, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

supercodes, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ScottP, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Kelp, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

billab914, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

PatGreer, Mar 19, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml, 7/2013 Bottle 656 of 929
Hill Farmstead glass

A: Looks like cloudy pink grapefruit juice in the glass. Faint layer of bright white thin bubbled head. Basically a collar. No real lacing.

S: Smells like a fruit beer. Not getting as much Berliner as I was expecting. Some lactic notes but doesn't smell overly tart. Mild strawberry.

T: Up front you get some mild tartness. Not sure if that is the lactic character or from the rhubarb. You get some strawberry flavors but muted. Thought fruit to work with. Prickly carbonation. Finish is fairly dry. Very easy to drink. Low abv.

M: Lighter side of medium.

inlimbo77, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dawkins, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

scotv, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaxon53, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

smutty33, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Gmr75, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

oldedog, Nov 18, 2013
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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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