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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

nh_hawkeye, Aug 29, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev 0%

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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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

lonewolfcry, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

drewone, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a hazy medium golden orange color with a decent sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Aromas of tart cherry and earthy funk with hints of vanilla and oak tannin. Very light whiffs of brown sugar and mineral water round out the aroma. The flavor holds some nice lightly tart fruit flavors offset with a solid hit of earthy funk and just a hint of wood character. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart lightly chalky almost ashy mouthfeel. Quite fruity for a sour ale, I was a hater when I first poured, but this one really grew on me especially as it warmed and opened up.

johnnnniee, Aug 24, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
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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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.