1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Smuttynose Winter AleSmuttynose Winter Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

842 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 842
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 842 | Reviews: 469 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nicoga3000
3/5  rDev -18.5%

nicoga3000, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of daverdave
3/5  rDev -18.5%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Dave_Treat, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of GuidedByBill
3/5  rDev -18.5%

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
Photo of sing
3/5  rDev -18.5%

sing, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Marco_Gtz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -18.5%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of herrlybird
3/5  rDev -18.5%

herrlybird, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of scootsmal
3/5  rDev -18.5%

scootsmal, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of viverlee
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The big boys want to lump – at the bottom mind you – this brew with the Abbey Dubbels. I’m going to make my own call here. It’s a seasonal brew with the marketing to match. Plus the spice bite, delicate sweetness, and semi-robust ABV just aren’t there.

STYLE: Winter Warmer

ABV: 5.8%

LOOK: The body really isn’t there either. A rich, oaky brown carries the load. Soft head, softer lacing and retention.

NOSE: Whoppers, raisins, cherries.

MOUTH: Fizz deep in the back of my throat – that’s my first impression. Not the staid malt, not the toffee dash. Odd because I remember liking it more on Xmas Eve and even thinking it better than what it replaced, my local Xmas Ale, Christkindl. Jammy toast and small purple fruits let you know what could be. But overall a little too balanced for this style.

Beeradvocate Rating: 84

ratebeer Rating: 81

Hayward Abbey Rating: 77

viverlee, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of gearzstang
3/5  rDev -18.5%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -18.5%

disemgrowler, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -18.5%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of braican
3/5  rDev -18.5%

braican, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3/5  rDev -18.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of muttyd
3/5  rDev -18.5%

muttyd, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of michaelfcasey
3/5  rDev -18.5%

michaelfcasey, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of gorman4
3/5  rDev -18.5%

gorman4, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -18.5%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Dweedlebug
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Dweedlebug, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of brewsclues
3/5  rDev -18.5%

brewsclues, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of EROCK75
3/5  rDev -18.5%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
Photo of beerslushy
3/5  rDev -18.5%

beerslushy, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -18.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.