Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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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
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
02-19-2013 02:49:49 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
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?
12-18-2012 17:35:40 | More by Billolick
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
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
On tap tonight at the River Road Tavern Tap Takeover.
Came to my stool a fairly clear golden color without much of a head. The aroma is quite fruity and tart with lots of sour cherries apricots and lemons as a well as a hint of bready malt and a slightly earthy aroma. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Tart fruit mixed with a bit of bread and caramel and a hint of funk. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost puckering mouthfeel. This is a very nice sour ale, I quite enjoyed it, its too bad its taken me this long to find it.
09-14-2012 01:44:47 | More by johnnnniee
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
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
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
Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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