Smuttynose Hanami Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Darkale:
2.03/5 rDev -37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Interesting. I'll say that much for it. Very interesting.
On the plus side, a beautiful beer. Bold, cherrywood with a pretty tan head, a few trails of lacing.
And now for the minus side.
Smell is musty, sharp and sour. Beer is full, almost chewy, but the chewiness is dashed by a sharp assault of sour cherry. For a moment, the sweetness of the beer bears up against the sourness, and for that moment, this is a good beer; however, the malt crumbles, and you are left with a sourness that then seems to escalate in a vindictive fashion, leaving you with just a hint of cherry, and a whallop of acrid, dry sourness. And then, instead of fading, the sourness gets worse... ten, fifteen seconds after you have swallowed, it's still there, burning slightly, like backwash.
Not able to finish it. Glad I only had one, which was donated by a friend who was trying to erase evidence of the six pack she bought.
I want the beer that this was before they added the sour cherry to it.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2007 23:18:38 | More by Darkale
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3.74/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle best by date July 2010
Purchased in 2010 did not like it back then. Had one bottle left and a have been avoiding it ever sense. Tired of looking at it in the back of the fridge and decided to open it for fun. Poured a dirty amber with a decent off white head. Noticed a few particles of sediment at the bottom of the glass. The intrepid first sip was a surprise, nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. This tasted like sour or lambic with some nice cherry notes. I thought this was going to be a drain pour, but it turned out to be pretty good. I'm not sure what matured, the beer or my taste?
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2013 19:58:56 | More by bcsbeer
Smuttynose Hanami Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.