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Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Star Island Single is an eminently sessionable, Belgian-style pale ale offering a beguiling mix of flavor and refreshment. This medium-bodied golden ale features a slight residual sweetness from Honey Malt and hints of citrus and tropical fruits from the unique Belgian yeast it is fermented with, leaving a crisp dry finish. Enjoy it sociably while you savor good times, tall tales, friendly company & life’s unexpected pleasures.

17.2 IBU

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 06-09-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

08/07/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This is one of those beers that is so smooth on the tongue you don't get the benefit of the cold temperature. The glass was cold...there was condensation & all...but the creaminess hushed it all. As for flavor it's just fine. Great finish & actually leaves a hint of the crisp as it fads away. Well done.

seedyone, Sep 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Gross. All I have to say is gross.

Katielynnae, Sep 23, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

Resuin, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

MattXT, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

mattslike, Apr 15, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 =)

utopiajane, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

thatoneguymike, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

KFrank729, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Act25, Mar 21, 2014
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Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.