Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by YankChef:
4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into chimay goblet
appearance: raisiny purplish blue in color with a sort of burnt orange tint to it... strange. Thin head formed and was quickly gone. Sediment big time as well this guy is cloudy
aroma: interesting aroma, slightly spicy with hints of fruit like dried currant and definitely some pear... bosc?
taste: big and sweet and with just enough hops to balance it out. Slightly chewy and i would definitely say that the pear carries over into the flavor as well. As dark as this beer looks, there isnt a lot of roasty type flavors its actually rather light with the flavors in a thick beer if that makes sense and the alcohol is there to warm you as any winter beer should.
Overall: Maybe this brew has been changed over the years but i found it to be quite enjoyable and it seems to be rated a bit low IMHO. But then again within the style of dubbel there are certainly much better brews out there. Very enjoyable winter brew
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2009 00:19:49 | More by YankChef
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3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
DATE TASTED: April 23, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: Easter The Desolation of Smaug on spring break--thanks, Shan!... APPEARANCE: velvety dark amber red body; frothy, creamy off-white head; strong, cloudy lacing... AROMA: doughy, bready malts early; cinnamon, nutmeg and some floral pine resin too--with a hint of clove; a pleasure to breath in...PALATE: medium-bodied, creamy and lively--warming and substantial...TASTE: soft, rounded, almost nutty malted finish; buttery too; more subtle flavors of indistinguishable fruits than the aroma suggests, with the main influence on the taste buds being the malts... OVERALL: a solidly-built, easy-sipping ale that feels right on a windy, cold April night....
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2014 21:12:10 | More by dacrza1
Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.