Smuttynose Summer Weizen - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by mattsdenney:
3.8/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A leftover summer seasonal purchased during December. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a NB globe glass.
This beer is light orange in color with a hazy, non-transparent complexion. A finger thick head quickly accumulates and recedes slowly leaving behind a thin lacing around the sides of my glass. This thing looks the way a good wheat beer should look. The smell is interesting and leads with spicy cloves, mild banana, and husky wheats and grains. The beer's flavor follows suit. It's light, fruity, and well-balanced all the while with a solid underlying wheat-iness. Hints of banana, some light grassy hops, and yeasty malts throughout. It's light-bodied and refreshing, a perfect summer consistency. Overall a nice wheat beer that gives a nice balance between an American wheat ale and a hefeweizen.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 23:23:45 | More by mattsdenney
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I taste every thing from SmuttyNose as a notch above most east coast brewers.
A: For starters in a tulip glass, pours a golden apricot haze as it should topped by a persistent bright white, tight head that lasts and laces. Perfect.
S: The most interesting and aromatic of "summer" ales, Floral, Belgian cross over to German Wheat. Smells of ancient summer fields.
T: Juicy, citrusy, and well malted, this creamy ale is bready, zesty, yeasty - made me reach for the pretzel bread with dinner. Great with food. Finishes slighty acidic and peppery with notes of herbs, chamomile and mint. Very complex while remaining refreshing and subtle.
Medium-light on the palate, it's well carbonated, refreshing and clean.
O: Effortless, yet interesting and complex. A rare gem. Must try. My favorite summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:06:31 | More by Act25
Smuttynose Summer Weizen from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.