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Smuttynose Frankenlager - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose FrankenlagerSmuttynose Frankenlager

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BA SCORE
82
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81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by mjstacker:
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 01:18:43 | More by mjstacker
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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.

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07-20-2014 17:21:38 | More by Gavage
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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright beautiful orange with a frothy white head.
Nice lacing and good retention.

Big sweet orange and bitter pine in the nose.

Taste follows the nose with sweet orange and bitter pine dominating. There is a slight biscuit malt backbone that can almost stand up and be recognized. A very interesting beer.

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07-19-2014 00:11:43 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a paler, straw yellow with golden highlights, forming a lovely, eggshell white head above the beer with nice lasting power. When splashed against the sides of the glass, the beer leaves thin, sheet-like strands of lacing on the glass, reminiscent of Smutty’s Farmhouse Ale. In body, the beer is spotlessly clean and clear, with just a touch of haze. On the nose, the beer smells deliciously spicy, with a nice citrus/white grape character balancing out the spicy hops. Bready malt gives further finesse to the smell, lending it a balanced, Germen-esque twist that separates it from other IPL’s I’ve smelt. This beer has plenty of hops, but they are balanced and deliciously delicate. As it warms, I get a scent of nettles and a cool spring meadow. I like the scent. On the tongue, the beer tastes fruity up front, transitioning into a bready sweetness that is balanced by a healthy, herbal bitter bite that eventually dries out the finish. Slight acidity does begin the sip, and puts a vinous pop to the mouth. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet Riesling, swiftly gaining a bready, nearly rye-like spice that then plunges into grassy citrus with nuances of hay, and a faint kick of pale malt. The spice develops peppery hints, moving from green pepper flesh, to white pepper spice as the beer warms. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a crisp-though-heavy mouthfeel and middling carbonation that gives the tongue a nice fluffing, and a slight prickle. When the beer leaves, the tongue is left with a resinous sheen of spittle, while the mouth feels dry and bitter. In all, despite its heavier mouthfeel, the beer goes down bizarrely easy, making it far too easy to drink (I’ve put that to the test…). This is a lovely variation from the IPA’s-with-Lager-Yeast trend that IPL’s have been following as of late, and it actually piques my interest as to continuation of this style. Look at the complexity and subtlety that can be squeezed from milder/non-American hops used in abundance!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:04:19 | More by Maxwell
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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alexbutler

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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Poured a light lemon-yellow color in a pilsner glass. 2F head which quickly resolved itself.

Mild citrus aroma.

The mouth feel is mildly carbonated.

The taste is very different. Citrus- but not easy to identify. Perhaps an "off" citrus taste- almost like a "barnyard" taste in a Saison.

The finish is lightly bitter with a strong presence of fruit- the taste carries through to the palate.
I can taste citrus on the back of my tongue.

This is a lager, which I have not tasted from Smuttynose. It's a very different beer- not stylized.
It's truly a hybrid. Quite interesting, but not my type of beer. It seems more experimental.
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metter98

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3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:33:55 | More by metter98
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Smuttynose Frankenlager from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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