Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.15/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A coppery lager with a 1 finger off white head. Finely yet actively carbonated. Slightly laced, with a thick yet short collar rimming the inside of my pint glass.
Bready malts with a hint of creamier nuttiness. Bitter, grassy hops with a touch of lemon.
Malt flavours of toasted bread stand out, with a milder nuttiness playing a background role, adding a layer of complexity to this brew. A solid bitterness of grassy, lemony hops with much lesser hints of orange and grapefruit citrus fruits makes for a nice finish.
A crisp and refreshing well balanced, medium bodied lager. Slight emphasis on the grassy and bitter hops. Slight peachy, fuzzy mouthfeel from a good level of persistent fine carbonation.
Gotta find more of this one come summer time. A very drinkable, tasty, crisp and refreshing lager. Easily sessionable, with enough flavour and substance to keep anyones interest, and probably convert open minded BMC drinkers. Wished the bottom of my glass didnt come so soon. Will definately be drinking this one again!
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2007 16:12:54 | More by demcorhip
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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.