Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of RuffRainbow
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvanhandel
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malprep
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Great look and smell to this winter ale. Taste is a little buttery.

Photo of mush
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of microbrewlover
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a dark brown, almost black with red highlights when held up to the light. There is a two finger off white head some of which remains as a collar and light lacing.

The smell is heavy roasted and sweet malts and some spices and maybe a raisin smell in there as well.

The taste mostly follows the nose with sweet and roasted malts dominating. There are some spices on the back end along with some spicy, hoppy bitterness. The beer goes down smoothly and leaves some hop oil on the tongue after swallowing. There is a warming effect that comes in a few minuets after swallowing.

Overall this is a well balanced hoppy and malty Dubbel. I don't normally care much for this style but I would drink this again.

Photo of Herze
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beltz15
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BaconManic
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 29mikoyan
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Somewhat similar to a Dark Belgian Ale. Nice malt mouthfeel. A taste of dried raisins that fades into dark espresso and then into Belgian chocolate. This is definitely a nice winter warmer. I would recommend this beer for when you are sitting in front of a fire in a lightly dimmed room.

Photo of Ken_P
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bieniek30
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mattbrat1
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JasonL02
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of shabbtastic
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Nice color and body. Lacing is very visible and stretches what is now half way down the glass.

The label is excellent. It shows an old style setting from the late 50's early 60's enjoying a walk in the snow carrying what looks like a couple gift boxes of scotch. Looks like my aunt but that's besides the point.

Back to the beer. It definitely tastes better as it breaths a little and gets a tad warmer, like most of the Dubbel styles.

The nose is a bit boozy with little hints of cherry.

The feel is full and complex with tastes of fig and malt.

Overall a great beer with an original label.

Photo of Annie89
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JPowell712
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.56/5  rDev -3%

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Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.