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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
88
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

jburchett, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Sourgirl714, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

phingdong, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

kaelingirl, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

stakem, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

bentonquest, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ColForbinBC, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Jwale73, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

DoctorB2B, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ElGallo, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

bobv, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

TotallyHosed, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold, with a nice fluffy white head. Doesn't take long to disappear.

Nose is lemony, hint of green apple, mellow, crisp. Hint of lightly sweet malt.

Taste is light, clean, yeastiness, bit of lemony citrus and more green apple, very mellow earthy barnyard funk, very farmhouse. Crisp finish, dry, yeasty, solid.

Mouthfeel is mellow, light carbonation, medium body, bit creamy.

Fantastic beer for drinkability, could definitely make this a nice summer beer. More farmhouse than expected - well done.

JohnQVegas, Apr 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

Rochefort10nh, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

billab914, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Viciousknishs, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/19/08. On tap at Dek's. Pours a light orange with lots of thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits (raspberry), spices. Smells very good! Flavor of zingy spices, sourness/funk, orange peel, Belgian yeast, apple and other light fruits, and slight bitter hops. Dry finish. A very interesting beer with a lot of complex flavors that seemed familiar to me. I just wanted to keep drinking this until I discovered what lurks in its mysterious depths. Quite drinkable.
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 20, 2008
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

glid02, Jan 17, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 29, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bonkers, Apr 17, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Thorpe429, Mar 22, 2012
Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.