Smuttynose Portsmouth Lager - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by tar:
3.55/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a medium gold, with a smallish head, and a very lttle bit of suspended sediment. The head is gone in the time it takes me to rinse the empty bottle. The nose is greeted by a very nice light, sweet, malty, bready aroma as the glass is drawn upward. A good and very inviting smelling beer. The flavor is crisp, with some malty sweetness and a hint of hops in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking, but a bit on the thin side. I'm not normally a big fan of pale lagers but I did find this one to be pretty good and I would not be against having this again.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2004 15:12:17 | More by tar
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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.