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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & ISmuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I

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BA SCORE
87
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaggerEyes on 12-08-2007)
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laurastradford

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-16-2012 19:40:13 | More by laurastradford
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mocktm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-21-2012 02:35:10 | More by mocktm
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-14-2012 14:27:08 | More by Seanniek91
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-21-2012 23:20:31 | More by Duhast500
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sendsilk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-22-2013 23:30:50 | More by sendsilk
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-07-2012 14:53:03 | More by nmann08
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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-12-2012 17:46:40 | More by vonnegut21
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-13-2012 00:54:27 | More by andylipp
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2012 03:52:10 | More by rpstevens
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doof116

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2012 12:52:49 | More by doof116
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-17-2012 05:45:16 | More by ryan1788a5
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Miamilice

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2012 17:01:33 | More by Miamilice
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2012 18:53:05 | More by PEIhop
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-31-2012 02:22:47 | More by Hophead101
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass or two at the BBF. Missed this one before at Coles in Buffalo.

Pours a lightly hazed light golden yellow, thin white head forms, settles down to a thin ring around the glass, some lace spots stick.

Smell is nice, lots of brett character, some barnyard and horse, nice light funkiness, caramel/honey sweetness, pineapples, lots of fruit character, really complex maltiness, and the funk plays well with the fruit character.

Taste is nice as well, neat pineapple/apple character, really malty, caramel and biscuit, honey malt, barnyard and funkiness, some wheat, really dry finish, light touch of spice.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty neat beer, I dig the maltiness and the fruit character.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 20:00:23 | More by Viggo
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2007 vintage on tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Golden body, very slight haze. Very little head with no retention and hardly any lacing. Aroma includes pineapple, tangerine, candi sugar, peach, caramel, and maybe a hint of brett. Taste also has a little brett, faint. Some sweetness in the form of tropical fruit and some coming from the residual sugars and from the aged flavor of the beer. Could be disappointing to someone looking to pucker up. Other than that, the beer is certainly interesting and quite tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 02:49:49 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A tap filled bottle from the outstanding trader known as NutBrown. Thanks Alan!

There's a nice light pop when I opened the swing top and it pours a cloudy peach colour with +1 finger head of foam. The bubbles are very small and my glass has some nice sticky lacing.

It has a nice earthy and spicy and fruity nose with strong notes of green apples and plenty of Brett. Great nose.

The taste comes through with green apple tartness and big flavours of funk that brings some big bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Now I'm noticing a touch of caramel malt sweetness that takes the edge of the bitter somewhat and a good dosing of pepper.

Interesting flavours to be found here for sure. The bitterness and funk kind of reminds me of Orval but the apples definitely lead it into an entirely different direction. Good stuff.

This has a fairly light mouthfeel with a very low level of carbonation but that suits the beer very well.

Drinkabilty? The alcohol is a non factor and this is such an interesting and unusual tasting brew...I'm having a fun session with this big old 1L GT bottle. Thanks again, Alan, for the opportunity to drink another straight from the tap offering without having to deal with the area hogging and more intensive packaging required bottle that is known as the Growler. ;^) This rules!!

Serving type: growler

10-04-2009 16:35:40 | More by Bitterbill
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer served on draft at CK, served in a snifter. Beer is yellow with a haze, thin white head small bubbles, some lacing, low retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet with a nice brett c character, or something similar to that, the malt doesn't come through at all.

Beer is light in body and sweet with a nice tropical fruit component, the finish is interesting but not too dry, the funk shows up late but it is well incorporated into the profile of the beer. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 04:02:08 | More by drabmuh
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review for Serving Type: Bottle
I've also had it on tap. Better bottle conditioned though.

Appearance: good over all color a peachy orange with good hazing.

Smells of funk and sour, small nuances of barnyard hay, good citrus notes that make the corners of my jaw twinge.

Taste of the above but down toned. The aromatics are more pungent than the flavor. Slightly subdued but good over all drinkability. I drank two bottles to myself on Monday. Delicious over all but a little lacking in mouth feel.

The mouth feel is what ends up bringing down the average of the quality. After speaking with the brewer the bottles were not given champagne yeast for bottle conditioning which is the reason for the lack of carbonation. It was a first time sour beer making mistake that will be corrected on the next batch. Brett-lacto is the finishing yeast strain which ate the shit out of the primary fermentation yeast strain as well as the residual sugars left over from primary. More carbonation would have lightened the body of the beer and made this thing a fantastic garden sipper... next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 15:30:43 | More by ajcormier
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Birdsal House in Peekskill, NY. Enjoyed a few months ago and reviewed from notes.

Pours dull dark orange amber, with no head or lace exhibited.

I get a minor musty forest floor nose.

More then moderatly sour. Sour apple, musty funkyness, deliciousness fully in evidence. Densely flavorful and intriguing brew. Belgian yeasty notes to boot. I'd like to see this widely available in bottles...c'mon Smutty whaddya say?

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2012 17:35:40 | More by Billolick
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BBM

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at Deks up in Rocky Point NY. Poured a clear golden amber and a smooth 2-inch foam white head. Aroma was crisp and sweet.

Fruits, toffee malts, and Belgian spices all come together for a package that does not batter the tastebuds but rather lets you sit back and enjoy. Mouthfeel is spot on and this is a devilishly drinkable brew. A very good farmhouse ale from Smutty, wouldn't mind seeing this one stick around.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2008 19:22:38 | More by BBM
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nicely clouded gold with a white head. Funky antiseptic nose. Funky edge as well on flavor. Weird and total funk. Thick carbonation and smooth liquid. Leaves a lasting acrid, citrus flavor in the mouth. This is an interesting beer to say the least.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2008 13:18:57 | More by RblWthACoz
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-07-2012 01:36:03 | More by TimoP
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-11-2012 21:24:09 | More by jburchett
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Sourgirl714

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-03-2012 12:40:33 | More by Sourgirl714
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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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