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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DiscLizard on 05-20-2014)
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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours orange and lightly cloudy. Medium sized head. Lacing is merely speckles along the glass.

S-Quite funky and tart. Tart cherries and Brett. Caramel and some woody notes. I don't actually pick up clear whiskey aromas but I do ice up some barrel influence. Has some Flanders Red/Oud Bruin characteristics to it. As it warms I do pick up the genuine whiskey aroma.

T-Tart right off the bat. Sour cherries with caramel drizzle. Dried out oak. Malt vinegar. The Brett is especially wild here. As it warms I get a toffee flavor after the tartness. Like the nose, the actual whiskey flavor is preceded by oak before it finally becomes noticeable with warmth. Tastes much better as the temperature rises. Gets sweeter but funkier as it warms.

M-Medium bodied. Tannic. Tartness lingers. Softer carbonation. Very easy to drink. I attribute its drinkability to the maltiness that balances out the tart acidity.

O-Flavorful and interesting. One of those beers that I found hard to specifically describe but I enjoyed it very much. A beer that shouldn't be missed.

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3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Worthy Burger. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off white head. Settles quickly. Thin collar and nothing else.

Smell - Fruity acidity. Vanilla and oak. A little whiskey pushes through. Caramel malt.

Taste - Sour cherries and a little bit vinous. Caramel malt. Vanilla and oak in the back end, again with just a hint of bourbon. Woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderate sourness. Medium body, but it drops out in the back. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good flavors that drop off in the back leaving you wanting something more.

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375ml bottle shared by Dan - thanks. Bottle # 208 of 848.

A: Pours a hazy orange with just faint carbonation which is extremely thin and white at the rim and leaves only a few spots of lace.

N: Lemony citrus, tart, fruity, tannic.

T: Mild funk, citrusy acidity, oak tannins, earthy, faint dark cherries/stone fruit.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Finishes tart, funky and fruity.

O: Glad to try this.

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Small head that settles rim bubbles and leaves absolutely no lace. Reddish, dark amber color with a decent amount of cloudiness.

I detect a sour smell reminiscent of vinegar--not something I'd expect from a beer. Think Easter eggs.

This is a tart beer that fits into the Belgian family of sour beers. Similar to a Gueuze. The finish has a nearly lip-puckering acidity. The low carbonation enhances the strong flavors. Good aftertaste.

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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.