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Smuttynose Hanami Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Hanami AleSmuttynose Hanami Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

258 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.44%


Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granite on 02-10-2007)
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Reviews by dippy:
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dippy

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

ALright. I am out of my element with this beer. If you are a fan of tart cherry beers then drink this and you will love it. If you like fruity beer, then you might like this. If you are like me and hate fruity beers then avoid like the plague. I bought it by accident.

It looked beautiful. A nice red amber color with a tan head.

Smelled a bit sweet. slightly hoppy.

Initial sip you got a little hops but then a sour/tar cherry. Once again if uyou like cherries, get into it.

I couldn't drink the whole thing. I gave up and that made me sad, but not as sad as still having 5 beers left.

I just want to clarify that this beer is great if you are into the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 21:52:24 | More by dippy
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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?

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woosterbill

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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. This one has been kicking around my cellar for far too long, left there after I bought a sixer for my wife a couple years back. I disliked it back then, and I'm curious to see how some time has treated it.

A: Uh oh: I don't remember this being ridiculously overcarbonated. The opaque reddish-brown body looks rather muddy, and is topped by a solid off-white head that towers a full inch over the top of the tulip - i.e., it's ginormous. I wonder whether there might not have been some secondary fermentation going on; in a fruit beer, that could actually be pretty great.

S: Meh. Weak caramel malt, faint cherry, and some lactic tartness. Slightly plastic-like. Not too great, but definitely interesting.

T: Tart up front, with cherry-skin leading in to some lightly chocolatey malt and a rather muddled, sweet + sour finish. I really like the chocolate-covered cherry flavors up front, but overall it's less than well-integrated.

M: Painfully overcarbonated, even after multiple swirls have created multiple heads.

O: I'm going to give this a slightly higher Overall score than the others, just because I don't think I should penalize the beer's average by giving it a negative score a couple years after the best-by date. I would have rated this beer a C+ when it was fresh, so that's what I'll shoot for here.

Serving type: bottle

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Brenden

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just picked this up in NY because it's a Smuttynose I've never seen in OH. To see that it's now retired was kind of a "Holy crap" moment for me.

The color is a sort of bronzed red-brown. A little loose head forms on top but does stay as is. Lacing is light but fairly persistent.
The aroma is interesting, a bit of tartness in front of some lightly toasted malt and wheat and backed by something herbal. What makes it particularly interesting isn't specifically discernible to me, but seems like a yeast aspect I've rearely come across.
The flavor really focuses on cherry juice, much more tart than anything but a touch sweet. Lightly toasted malts are as present as in the smell. Oddly, I get just a ghost of rubbing alcohol in the finish, especially odd for the ABV.
There's a crisp nip to this beer with a bit of smoothness coming in. There's some activity but it still feels just a little thin.
I'm glad I got to try this, especially knowing I can't again. Not a bad fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 02:11:58 | More by Brenden
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Smuttynose Hanami Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.