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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DiscLizard on 05-20-2014)
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

hunterwscott, Jul 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Rekrule, Jun 23, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

drewone, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

jayhunter357, Jun 15, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, Sunday at 02:51 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

scotv, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

nmann08, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lonewolfcry, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

thegerm87, May 31, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Wowcoolman, Aug 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Bottle # 208 of 848.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 24, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

wethorseblanket, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

qcbrewer, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.