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Smuttynose Frankenlager - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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83
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2014)
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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 11/08/14.Pours into a becker a clear light to medium golden with a fluffy white head that sticks nicely to the sides of the glass as it settles very slowly into a soapy-like mass.Aromas have some real sweetness to them alot like alcohol dipped fruit,a bit of toasted malt thrown in.Sweet honeyed malt flavors with a bit of toasted bread and a good shot of leafy hops in the finish,quite dry and spicy in the finish.Not a citric hop bomb more Euro in nature with it's hop profile,not bad.

oberon, May 27, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +9.3%

JakerLou, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

alienlifeforcecube, May 17, 2014
Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of alexbutler
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Very nice pour of a orange/amber body with a creamy head. Very nice lacing as the head dissipates.

S - Really sweet smelling, a nice aroma of fruits but it's not overbearing. Pretty subtle and clean.

T - Smooth as anything. There's a light carbonation that lingers in the background, while the fruity hops and crisp malt balance out extremely well. Very refreshing.

M - Not too heavy on the palate and a very clean aftertaste. Very balanced lager.

O - One of the finest things I've had by Smuttynose. I bought this one on a whim, having never heard of their BIG BEER series, and this one sold me on the first sip. Very well balanced and I'd recommend it to anyone. The price is a bit steep, but it's worth it.

alexbutler, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +9.3%

grahuba, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of mjstacker
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've been slightly into the recent lager rebirth. Jacks Abbey is making some great beer. This Smutty is actually fantastic. Great copper color, lots of puffy white head and lacing. The nose is a little weak as IMO all lagers are. The taste and mouthfeel and pretty solid, lots of citrusy fruit, carbonation and a hint of bitter. Overall, i'm very surprised by how much I like this. It was also brewed about 2 miles from my house at Smutty's new brewery so, Cheers.

mjstacker, May 23, 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 Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Kmlund, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of blatantlocalism
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

mscudder, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of swills
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

swills, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the Big Bottle series with an expiration date of 11/08/14. Sampled on May 28, 2014.

The pour is golden yellow with a white head and a slight hazy opaqueness. Maybe a chill haze but it is a but foggy.

The aroma is of toasted grains, pale malts, citrus, and a smooth yeast character.

Light and refreshing body and smooth.

This is an IPL but it seems to have a more pilsener quality to it with those grainy malts, sweetness, and an added bonus of orange and/or citrus with a crisp, clean finish.

puboflyons, May 28, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

mikeburd1128, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

VeganUndead, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Immortale25, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 5/20/14

Appearance: Somewhere between pale orange and deep, robust gold - nice clarity - pours with a medium, off-white head - retains a nearly solid cap, leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Nicely hoppy with a great lager base - great hop profile with some fruit and a nice array of citrus - juicy with some nice tropical fruit flesh, orange, tangerine, grapefruit - fruity but not aggressively hoppy - bready, crackery malts - some hints of lager yeast - lightly sweet and nicely clean

Taste: Hoppy and consistently interesting - nicely fruity with some citrus and tropical notes - apple, pear, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and maybe some hints of pineapple - moderately bitter - bready, crackery, pale malt base with some light spiciness and earthiness from the lager yeast

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, nicely carbonated, finishes mostly dry

Overall: Definitely tastier than a reanimated corpse

This is a great hoppy lager. It's very flavorful without being particularly aggressive or bitter (not that there is anything wrong with aggressively hoppy lagers). It's definitely worth a try. I'll probably buy a bottle or two of this.

angrybabboon, May 20, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spicy hops are present in the nose along with notes of bready malts.
T: The taste is mostly dominated by flavors of spicy hops, which dominate the underlying malts and hints of alcohol and also linger in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice amount of hops for an imperial pilsener, which really balance out the malts and makes the mouthfeel seem lighter than it actually is.

metter98, Jul 04, 2014
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 kilobees
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

kilobees, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Andyourdog2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Andyourdog2, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ColdOneKev
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy gold, small white head leaves wonderful lacing.

S - Tropical fruits, slight pine, light barley/grains.

T - Best part of this beer. Very complex. Fruity but not citrus as the nose lead me to believe. I want to say the fruity taste is thicker than the smell. Nice light malt backbone.

M - This is where I'm a little confused. It isn't as crisp as I would'v expected. The body is medium. Carbonation is low. Lingers on the palate. I wouldn't have know this is a lager.

O - A very interesting brew, not what I expected, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Smutty does a fine job with everything. It helps to get ti fresh.

ColdOneKev, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Billybrewboy, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

OnTheBusWithGus, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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Smuttynose Frankenlager from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.