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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.37% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy, Belgian-style golden ale first appeared in early 2007 as the first edition of our Short Batch Series. At that time, we called it the Gnome, an homage to Brasserie d'Achouffe.

45 IBU

2011 - 9.9%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-11-2007)
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Eamonn-Cummings3

New York

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber.

Orange hazy appearance.
Thin head, that quickly disappears.

Strong Belgian yeast aroma.

Can taste the La Chouffe influence.
Not very hoppy, may have dissipated considering it is a 2013 bottle.

Overall, a decent beer. Not a huge fan of Smuttynose Big Beer Series, but they certainly captured the essence of Belgian Strong Golden Ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 19:33:16 | More by Eamonn-Cummings3
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-24-2014 12:29:48 | More by jmsedgwick
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-09-2014 12:59:13 | More by rrski198
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2014 05:06:35 | More by pjkelley82
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-06-2014 16:41:04 | More by JKV96
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brokentee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-02-2014 20:51:44 | More by brokentee
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-01-2014 01:59:32 | More by KimenTshom
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baltimorebeerman

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-28-2013 20:58:41 | More by baltimorebeerman
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-28-2013 18:23:52 | More by ToddGingerich
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2013 23:40:22 | More by Beerbuddy21
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jlivings757

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-12-2013 19:32:17 | More by jlivings757
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WallyHop

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-04-2013 14:44:22 | More by WallyHop
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2013 02:29:46 | More by jman005
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AndyEich

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2013 06:54:42 | More by AndyEich
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-17-2013 22:14:36 | More by Satchboogie
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DeFaz

Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I know I've had some good Smuttynose beers in the past, but I have to say that after this one and especially after the Gravitation beer, Smuttynose and I are going to take a break, at least as far as their "Big Beer" series.

This pours a cloudy very light copper color with a medium head and average retention. Lacing is pretty good. The smell is unfortunately overpowered by alcohol, although when straining to see past the alcohol I find some nice fruit, including cherry and berry, and malt tastes, and it's clear there's some yeast being used here. The taste suffers from a lack of balance, with the alcohol flavor out of control. The yeast seems to offer some nice flavors, but the label on the beer says that it is "Impregnated with loads of hop character", and yet I find very, very little hop character here at all. By the way, don't drink this beer when pregnant or when looking for a balanced and flavorful beer. Anyway, it's OK--it's not well thought out, like the Gravitation beer, and I wish I hadn't bought such a large bottle of it. The mouthfeel is drying but spot on as far as thickness, but overall it's a beer I would try again as it needs to be reconstructed.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 00:39:37 | More by DeFaz
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-15-2013 23:17:11 | More by AnitaBrewski
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-11-2013 17:50:31 | More by CesarLopes
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-10-2013 19:46:05 | More by BalancingBrooms
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-06-2013 00:34:11 | More by vonnegut21
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Deeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-04-2013 02:19:24 | More by Deeps
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-03-2013 20:04:33 | More by pathman
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-23-2013 21:28:01 | More by jim_carignan
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npala86

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-23-2013 15:14:23 | More by npala86
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-20-2013 17:35:38 | More by jwps214
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.