Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by sethmeister:
4.13/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz into pint glass (I made the mistake of assuming this was a winter warmer; else I'd have decanted it to a chalice)
Chestnut brown in color with one finger of creamy pale mocha colored head which falls quickly leaving no lace.
The scent is almost imperceptible to my nose at first but I finally get a very mild belgian yeast and some cloves.
Taste is sweet and nutty to start, with a touch of spice - mainly cloves - to follow and a nice yeasty sour finish. There's a mild smokiness here as well which I'm really enjoying.
Rich medium mouthfeel with light tingly zesty carbonation.
Drinkability is very good.
This beer seems to have characteristics of a brown ale, a winter warmer, and a belgian dubbel but doesn't strike me as being distinctly any one of the three. Whatever it is it exhibits typical Smuttynose quality and is quite delicious. I'll be buying more.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2007 02:29:03 | More by sethmeister
More User Reviews:
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 836 ratings.