Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +6.7%
This poured a pretty hazed golden yellow with a fat head of creamy foam that lasted well enough and left a layer on top. Some lace. Nose is earthy, funky beligian, with a touch fruit rind from orange and lemon, a bit of coriander spice and a cracker malt that sports a bit of dry biscuit. Taste follows the nose all the way. Except it offers a touch of tartness and as the beer warms the fruity scent of white grape to sweeten and enliven it so that the second half of the glass is even better than the first half. The mouthfeel is medium light and a amply carbonated.
This beer is an unexpected delight. A nice sweet honey kissed malt presence with belgian and fruity drink that surprises you as it continues to change in the glass form earthy to fruity as it warms. I got this in the singles and I am going to get one fresh just to see how it is.
Animated and lively =)
04-12-2014 18:29:21 | More by utopiajane
3.85/5 rDev +12.2%
I love session ales (Boat Beer, Bitter American), and I love Smutty Nose. So I am pleased to review this beer on the high side. Wish it came in cans. Could be a regular for me.
A: Great apricot color and energetic pin point carbonation as it should, with a head ring that laces with plenty of stick.
S: Plenty of aroma that blends Belgian yeast with malt, and is fairly simple, inviting, appetizing.
Floral and spicy finish.
T: Again, plenty of flavor for a low ABV beer, follows the smell. Yeast, malt, grain, and a little pineapple. Sweet but balanced. Good clean finish, despite it being sweet, with faint flowers and coriander.
MF: Good sweet-bitter balance. Again, much simpler than a belgian, but who cares that it match the style: it's a session ale with spice - exactly right. Plenty of body.
Smuttynose offers a low ABV beer that I could make a repeatable go-to in my fridge. (If it came in cans). Bravo.
03-21-2014 02:19:55 | More by Act25
Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.