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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DiscLizard on 05-20-2014)
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
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 05, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +1.3%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JimmyAloysius, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of scotv
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

scotv, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

VaTechPhilly, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Hopstotrot, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mikeincharleston, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

nmann08, Jul 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

hunterwscott, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pahn, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

trevorpost, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of NicDacey
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

NicDacey, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

brianmandell, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Rekrule, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Panda12, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Seanniek91, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jayhunter357, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

supercodes, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ErinSully, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

smutty33, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

pjs234, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jun 07, 2014
Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.