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Smuttynose Frankenlager - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

cproioi, 47 minutes ago
Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A-Cloudy yellow orange, nice carbonation and two finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Lemon, orange, banana, mild hops and wheat.

T-Starts with some citrus and grass, some wheat and lemon. Mild bitterness.

M-Lighter to medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-For a style I am not fond of, I though this was a good beer.

rlee1390, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of ttylicki
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ttylicki, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

hopley, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mscudder, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Best by 11/2014 indicated on the bottleneck. Pours a slightly hazy, orange-gold with a frothy, 1/2 inch bright white head. Nose expresses pilsner malts and light, fruit esters. Taste consistent with nose with addition of some noble hops bittering, a hint of pine and a slight medicinal quality at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with slight oiliness to the texture and a crisp carbonation. A decent brew - body is not too malty; however, the lingering medicinal bitterness in the flavor profile is a bit much.

Jwale73, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Andyourdog2, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

blatantlocalism, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

InfragilisBrew, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

devilfluff, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A: clear; golden in color; 1 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: light malt; apple;

T: well balanced; light malt; moderately bitter finish; not a lot going on, but what is there is really nice;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; slightly dry finish;

O; refreshing, enjoyable;

HamdenHector, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

justinthegypo, Aug 17, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

kilobees, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of CrazyLarry
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: head is solid and fades rapidly. Straw murky color.

Smell: first smell was sour apples like Granny Smith, deep delves citrus fruits and wet pine. Sweet fruits.

Taste: hops, funky hops, bitter but not over powering. Faint water line (taste is not completely held together) I do not know what to call this.

Mouthfeel: lighter than I was expecting. Bitters hang around outside of tongue and side cheeks.

Overall very good but not smutty's best beer.

CrazyLarry, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice, and not too strong aroma of hops, malt, and citrus.

T: Tasted of light citrus notes (orange, lemon), malt, a good shot of spicy hops, and a slightly bready quality. There are times when brewers make this style overly aggressive, but this isn't one of them. It's a well balanced flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solidly made, well thought out beer. Never overpowering and fairly refreshing.

avalon07, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JakerLou, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

sendbeer, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MarkDeming, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

HiWire, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

EatonHops, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jak, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BLTmn, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tbone1384, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a one inch head that slowly falls to some large surface bubbles. Some lace develops.

Smell: light citrus, some grass, and a hint of fruit sweetness comes through to the nose.

Taste: grass, light orange citrus, biscuit, golden apples, and a moderate bitterness create a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: refreshing beer that is well balanced and hits the spot on the flavor profile. Easy drinking beer.

Gavage, Jul 20, 2014
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Smuttynose Frankenlager from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.