Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by bonbright7:
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I purchased the Portsmouth Lager with the Old Brown Dog at Superstar in Huntington, NY to enjoy an aimless day of college basketball, roast beef heros, and catch up reading. I had high hopes for the Lager as it poured well into a pint glass and it looked like a familiar cloudy Tripel-style ale that begged for more than a taste.
My first thoughts were somewhat of a let down after trying the Old Brown Dog Ale, which I thought was super, but in taking as it was, I enjoyed the body elements of fruits, light malts, and crisp hops.
Though it was billed as a Vienna Lager, I would have thought it could pass for an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2007 12:47:05 | More by bonbright7
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3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light half finger of mixed bubble sizes, fades into islands, minimal lacing. Fairly filmy brown amber in color, more washed out orange to yellow nearer the rims. Honeyed wheat cereal filled nose, molasses, lemondrop, additional sweetened baked goods, elevated does of malt cocoa powder, has gentle contours and an uncommon amount of sweetness. Light to medium-bodied, the steadiness of the carbonation prevents things from settling in meaningfully. Molasses, honey, carob provide a sweet profile similar to the nose, however, grains, brown bread, pumpernickel and lemon water slowly dry things to a tie race by the mid-palate. Minimal, if any, apricot to yellow apple fruit. Breadiness persists, over time draws out a golden raisin embellishment. Without real weight, thus as it nears the finish line your mouth feels like a barely filled pool. It's an interesting take but it's far enough from naive expectations to perplex some.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2009 20:30:11 | More by farrago
Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.