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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-11-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Kelp, Jan 31, 2014
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2.18/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

johnnnniee, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Rhettroactive, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Griffith, Feb 24, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

VelvetExtract, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaxon53, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

malfunxion, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Davepoolesque, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ThePorterSorter, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Satchboogie, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MacQ32, Apr 21, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

PatGreer, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

trevorpost, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Resuin, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

campfirebrew, Jan 07, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

SebD, Mar 25, 2014
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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.