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Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 841
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bigred89, Dec 30, 2011
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NumberNone, Dec 29, 2012
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superdoopersauce, Mar 13, 2014
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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.

cosmicevan, Dec 31, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CaverDave, Dec 11, 2013
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TripelMark, Nov 21, 2013
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Boone757, Feb 23, 2013
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wembly13, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

brotherloco, Dec 31, 2012
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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.

chefelf, Feb 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 20, 2014
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SCZ, Jan 05, 2013
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rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
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Duesler, Feb 21, 2013
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RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
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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.

BeefyMee, Jan 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ggell100, May 27, 2014
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Toadhopper, Jan 19, 2013
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Yummmmiller, Mar 30, 2012
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GreenEggsHam1, Feb 06, 2014
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Garrett092112, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

alemiester, Jan 20, 2014
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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.

Lawl3ss, Mar 18, 2013
Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.