Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
DATE TASTED: April 23, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: Easter The Desolation of Smaug on spring break--thanks, Shan!... APPEARANCE: velvety dark amber red body; frothy, creamy off-white head; strong, cloudy lacing... AROMA: doughy, bready malts early; cinnamon, nutmeg and some floral pine resin too--with a hint of clove; a pleasure to breath in...PALATE: medium-bodied, creamy and lively--warming and substantial...TASTE: soft, rounded, almost nutty malted finish; buttery too; more subtle flavors of indistinguishable fruits than the aroma suggests, with the main influence on the taste buds being the malts... OVERALL: a solidly-built, easy-sipping ale that feels right on a windy, cold April night....
04-29-2014 21:12:10 | More by dacrza1
3.51/5 rDev -4.6%
Visual upon pour: dark reddish brown, with medium carbonation and nominal aroma
Taste: nice initial smack, "zingy" flavorful (w/o ingredient specifics, since not a HB judge) taste with CO2 dissolving effect, and aftertaste lingers adequately as you'd expect.
Not too wintry as of the sampling since a nice 80s spring day in the southeast.
Not outstanding, but stands true.
04-04-2014 21:25:33 | More by Honisbygonis
Smuttynose Winter Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.