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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2012 21:17:10 | More by DonFrap
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DaggerEyes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Had a 10 oz pour of this at Mugs Ale House

Poured a Hazy gold with a thin bubbly white head that disappeared pretty quickly, light lacing on the glass.

Floral hops, citrus fruit (lemon) a bit of brett funkiness, brett doesn't play as large a role as one would be led to believe by the name.

Citrus fruit on the palate with some tartness and a bit of funk, bitter dry hoppy finish.

I was hoping for some more funk, but none the less this is a solid brew from a great brewery

12-08-2007 19:24:56 | More by DaggerEyes
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Jason_Quad


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2012 20:42:30 | More by Jason_Quad
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jcarbaugh

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-25-2012 12:19:19 | More by jcarbaugh
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured into a chalice. This one pours a clear orange color with a small cap of white head.

Brett right up front with a bit of a citrus background. Seems to have a bit of a tart character in the background. A little bit of citrus on the pallet with a bit a good brett overtone. A little tart in the finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall this one is enjoyable for sure. Nice and light and easy to drink.

07-21-2012 04:15:32 | More by Bendurgin
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2012 01:33:32 | More by JAHMUR
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-08-2013 01:25:10 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured into a chalice. The color is clear and golden. There is a fluffy off-white head.

The aroma has some apple and grape fruit notes with some tart lemon rind and even a dose of autumnal spice.

The taste is mixes sweet malt with some vanilla and caramel notes with a slightly tart vinegary finish. This is a well balanced taste.

This is medium bodied with a nice full effervescent mouthfeel. This has really nice components, but altogether it's not in the upper echelon. It is delicious in its own right.

07-21-2012 04:13:09 | More by andrewinski1
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TheBCrew

New York

3.83/5  rDev -2%

Had a 10 oz. pour of this at the Ithaca Ale House. Appearance is a clear pale yellow/orange (a little hard to really see in the restaurant). Small white head dissipates. The aroma is a sweet and a little fruity, with hints of pineapple. Some lacing is present. Flavor is rather crisp with a mild hop bitterness and the fruit aspects coming through again. None of the sourness/funkiness that you usually expect from a brett beer. Finishes clean and crisp on the palate, somewhat thin mouthfeel and easy drinkability.

01-13-2008 15:11:29 | More by TheBCrew
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Shared with DonFrap.

A- Pours a translucent slightly reddish orange with not much head- maybe a quarter finger of white head that dissipates fairly fast and doesn't leave too much head.

S- Brett and grassy funk mixed with a little bit of vinegar acidity, and some alcohol. The sour funk brett smell is definitely the most predominant. Average aroma strength, not the best smelling sour I've had though- a little bit too much of a vinegar acidity.

T- Sour brett with some lemon, hay, grass, etc.. It has a nice sour brett flavor balanced with the rest of the flavors.

M- Decent carbonation, refreshing, easy to drink, fairly light, abv decently well hidden.

O- This was a decent sour. I feel like Smuttynose is really a hit or miss and I felt like this was one of their better beers that I've had. Nice level of brett funk that balanced well with the other flavors and went down very easily, just a little bit too much vinegar acidity. I would try this again, but definitely not go out of my way to obtain it.

07-28-2012 22:16:31 | More by jaasen64
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very hazy orange color with a very short white head and nothing really going in the lace department. A good swirl doesn't really raise anything either.

The nose carries some light earth and a touch of citrus and some tropical fruits. Light pineapple. A bit of black tea as well, though that is very faint. Flavor brings a pineapple-like acidity with some floral and earth characteristics. Acidity is light and a nice touch. Some faint cherry notes as it warms.

Light-medium body with low carbonation. Normally that wouldn't work for a saison, but here that touch of acidity helps carry the fruit and funk through. Quite nice.

03-22-2012 10:21:27 | More by Thorpe429
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle opened on 3.3.13

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with an active light tan head that fades fast.

S - Brett, oak, lots of fruits. Slightly citrus, but apple and pear also.

T - Oaky and Brett mostly. The fruit is pretty much gone.

D - Good carbonation, light body with a dry finish.

O - Brett heavy, oak with a teasing nose. Dry in the mouth.

03-23-2013 17:09:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Clear orange pour with only hints of what was a white head. A slight amount of sticky lacing is noted. 3.5

A lot of Brett is noted here, unsurprisingly. But also some citrus and other tropical fruits. A nice malty undertone. 4

Certainly focused on the Brett, the taste otherwise is a bit mild. Some citrus, some oak like characters, malt, and sweet. I like the balance, but I wish something other than Brett took charge. 4

Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is really dry and I found it to be quite drinkable. 4

I enjoyed this, but thought it was only slightly better than average. I wish it had another aspect to bolster what seems to be turning into a really nice experiment 3.5

03-28-2012 01:20:26 | More by russwbeck
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

On tap @ Cole's. Served in snifter.

A - Medium amber colour with a small amount of white head.

S - Slight tartness up front. Some sweet bready malts and a touch of funk.

T - Tartness up front that is not too bold. Some bready malts in the background and a slight sweet candy/caramel malt base that is able to pierce through the brett. Finish is tart and dry.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O - A nice beer. The BPA and the brett played well together.

04-29-2012 15:37:46 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

My cousin was kind enough to split this one with me, hazy orange pour, smallish head, no lacing. The aroma has some light funk. The flavor was mild, some citrus, funkiness. The carbonation was light, no alcohol, easy drinking. I was expecting more funkiness, but an enjoyable brew.

04-17-2012 02:18:27 | More by bonkers
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glid02

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours an opaque muddy golden color with a two-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with hints of funk and lighter hints of light fruit - mostly pears but with hints of citrus.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy and slightly spicy pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined midway through the sip by mild amounts of funk. Also joining in midway through the sip are faint citrus flavors and sweeter light fruit flavors that carry through to a slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass easily and could have another.

Overall this was a very interesting beer - somewhere in between an APA and BSPA with brett added. Worth a shot if you see it around.

01-17-2010 19:27:59 | More by glid02
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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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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-24-2012 17:31:09 | More by phingdong
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2011 12:33:49 | More by nathanjohnson
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-28-2012 00:02:19 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-09-2012 14:29:33 | More by kaelingirl
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

750ml into a snifter. The brew appears a clear orange with white cap that is quick to fade. Some spotty lace sticks to the wall of the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is earthy with some fruity esters of funk and alcohol with earthy brett leather quality. Some oak and cheese is present. A nice mild aromatic mix of what you expect brett to smell like.

The taste is tart with fruity alcohol hints that blend into a bit of tropical rindy elements that is somewhat reminescent of hops but not really. Oak and earth strike the palate about mid way through with the finish being tropical and tart.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. This was a very mild and easily approachable brew. I could have tanked the entire 750 myself but friends were around to share in the experience.

11-29-2012 15:45:06 | More by stakem
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bentonquest

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-15-2012 03:57:06 | More by bentonquest
Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.