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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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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
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:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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