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Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  5.83% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-30-2005

Smuttynose Winter Ale is a full-bodied, amber beer brewed with a special Trappist ale yeast. Stylistically reminiscent of a Belgian Abbey Double, it features fruity aromas and flavor, balanced by soft Crystal hops. Warming, mellow & pleasantly complex, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather companion.

30 IBU
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Best Before 04/11/13

A: Pours a ruby red color with a fingers worth of off-white head

S: Get the Trappsit yeast with plenty of dark fruits and maltiness. Has some sweetness from the candi syrup

T: Follows the nose, starts off with the fruitiness and the malts and goes into a light roasty character. Finishes dry

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A nice American-style dubbel with a nice Belgian flair. Nothing outstanding about this, but it is a nice winter beer. It is also readily available through the colder months, so that helps as well

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Pours a dark caramel brown, almost looks like an iced tea, but a bit darker, with mild laing and not much head.

Has a mocha scent, but there's also a hint of cherry and or raspberry in there, also with a roasted nut aroma.

The taste is dominated by a roasted malt and woody nuttiness about it. There's a slight fruit taste in the back end as well. Does not have an extreme dry wood taste.

There's not too much aftertaste to speak of, with minimal fizziness, and carbonated feel.

This one certainly warms you up and could drink several in a row, but would probably opt for some lighter fare after 2 or 3.

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Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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