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Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Winter AleSmuttynose Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
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840 Ratings
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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  5.83% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-30-2005)
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-29-2012 05:18:37 | More by NumberNone
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2014 00:21:30 | More by superdoopersauce
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cosmicevan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Poured a nice bubbly deep reddish amber...thin head with loose lacing.

S - Some fruits and spices. Not overly strong odor.

T - Nutmeg jumps out at me along with plum. Pleasant after-taste. Pretty tasty.

M - Even carbonation with a good balance of flavor.

D - This is a pretty drinkable beer. Not my favorite, but I wouldn't turn one down. Certainly worth a try.

12-31-2009 01:01:07 | More by cosmicevan
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CaverDave

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-11-2013 03:12:10 | More by CaverDave
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-21-2013 19:35:06 | More by TripelMark
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-23-2013 15:45:19 | More by Boone757
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2012 22:44:57 | More by wembly13
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-31-2012 22:43:37 | More by brotherloco
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chefelf

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

I found this to be a very nice winter ale. The woman on the bottle seems to taunt me with her euphoric enjoyment of the winter season. As we are covered in a sheet of ice here in the Northeast I could do without her whimsy at the moment.

However, I won't hold it against her. Things were different in the 1950's. They hadn't discovered cynicism yet.

02-02-2011 16:46:58 | More by chefelf
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-21-2012 19:36:19 | More by sendbeer
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-20-2014 21:35:32 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-05-2013 02:24:45 | More by SCZ
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-11-2014 20:26:48 | More by rorjets
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2012 17:11:53 | More by VonZipper
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-21-2013 20:02:39 | More by Duesler
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-16-2012 21:52:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Smells super malty with big notes of brown sugar and dates, and now and then a waft of wet grain. Tastes sweet and rich like dark fruit, which for some reason makes it seem more boozy than it is. There's also some smokiness and an eventual bittering hop presence on the back of the tongue. That hop presence is very minimal though. This beer is a malt machine. It seems like some kind of Scottish dopplebock hybrid (Scotchbock?), but it's classified as a dubbel here. Interesting. Whatever it is, it's another good brew from Smutty. Keep em coming.

01-22-2011 03:02:25 | More by BeefyMee
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ggell100

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2014 03:49:00 | More by ggell100
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Toadhopper

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-19-2013 12:51:37 | More by Toadhopper
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Yummmmiller

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-30-2012 01:25:15 | More by Yummmmiller
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-06-2014 03:08:50 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-30-2012 20:28:41 | More by Garrett092112
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alemiester

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-20-2014 23:54:34 | More by alemiester
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a 12 oz tulip. Best before date 4.29.13

Look- Deep brown, finger and a half of dense off-white head, excellent retention, good lacing.

Smell- Nondescript, nutty, raisin. Mild but pleasant

Taste- Brown bread, light treacle, nutty, graham cracker, ginger. Light stone fruit, red delicious apple. As it warms, it takes on a rounder, toastier flavor that suits it nicely.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light-medium carbonation. Smooth, juicy feel.

Overall- Does what it's aming to do and I'd certainly buy it again; not something I'd pick up all the time, but as a Winter seasonal it's a solid offering.

03-18-2013 02:39:18 | More by Lawl3ss
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-31-2013 23:51:42 | More by Proclarush
Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.