Smuttynose Summer Weizen - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:
German in the name, brewed with a Belgian yeast strain and a blend of continental and domestic malted barley and wheat. It doesn't get any more American than that.
Hazy, dusty yellowish gold color, the haze comes from the wheat and possibly some yeast, though with this sample we had to rouse the yeast pretty hard to lift it from the bottom of the bottle. Bright white crown of lacing adorns the top of this beer with top notch head retention. The nose goes from bread crust to lemony to a faint spicy and medicinal aroma, pretty complex to say the least. The impeccable smoothness is exactly what we were looking for in a summer seasonal wheat beer. Moderately-sized body. The malt peels layers back quickly from doughy biscuits to fresh bread crust, fresh grass to mild animal feed. Hop bitterness takes a good whack at the malt to keep the balance, the spicy character from the wheat following the same suit. Finishes with a lot of complex lingering flavors of lemon peel, medicinal phenols, herbal hop and a thick graininess from the malt. Lands dry in the end.
One of the most complicated yet drinkable summer seasonals, there are so many flavors to deal with yet none come at the taste buds in an aggressive way. Match that with the smoothness and you have a winner.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 13:35:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.35/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz brown bottle with a best before Oct 07 freshness date. With this sample I swirled the yeast into the glass ... no lemon garnish.
A- This beer has a beautiful head, sticky all around with a semi-stable bubbly lace. Hazed from the yeast in a glowing yellow hue.
S- Nutty yeast and a bready wheat malt aroma. Slightly phenolic and fruity in the nose.
T- Snap of wheat malt and the mildly sharp hop bitterness is a touch spicy, wheat malt character stays on the dry side and clean at that. Bitter phenols cloud out some of the maltiness middle to end. Nutty yeast and a touch of alcohol show a bit of fruitiness.
M- Solid crispness in a moderate body, great mouth feel.
D- Not half bad, I personally think they should have gone all the way and spiced it with orange peel and coriander or used a cleaner yeast.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2007 01:15:45 | More by Jason
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