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Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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615 Ratings
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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%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

paulish, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Loco_Joe, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellowish green with a white head = little retention.

Smells of fresh citrus and sour yeast.

Taste is lemon zest and sour fruit backed by biscuity malt flavor. The finish is dry and clean. A very nice tasty belgian with a punch of hops and malt.

Chickenhawk9932, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass: color is gold, head is off white, presents 1/4 inch thick, dissipates to a ring, some bubbles on the glass.

Smell is pleasant, definitely noticeable honey malt, as its sweet but not caramely, subtle yeast spice and grassy hop flavor.

Taste is crisp, flavor is milder than the smell would lead to believe, but still flavorful at this size: malt is lightly sweet, hint of toast, lighter flavor from the hops, mostly earthy and grassy.

Mouthfeel is crisp, good carbonation, good lingering flavor.

Overall, a very good ale for this strength, nice honey malt flavor and good, crisp mouthfeel.

mvanaskie13, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a bright, clear but dense gold with a three-quarter-inch white head that recedes quickly. Lacing is moderate. Looks tasty.

Aroma: The nose is full of citrus, lemon and grassiness. Also some clove in there. It's a very full, inviting smell.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, with the citrus notes standing out the most. It also has a faint herbal quality to it. The grassiness in the nose is pleasant on the palate; it's not like drinking yard clippings or anything, there's just this "fresh cut grass" note going on. Some hop bitterness is also present. Alcohol is faint at best. It's a tasty session ale.

Mouthfeel: Decent body for a golden ale. Not watery, but certainly not heavy.

Overall: Pretty great sessionable ale. As American golden and pale ales go, this definitely has more complexity and flavor than most. Perfect spring or summer beer that can also work in the colder months. I had this while watching the Oscars; McConaughey might not drink this, but I'll have another.

illpass78, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

ryanmcd, Mar 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 19, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Cranston, RI. Best by 11/29/13.. a few months past it's prime.

A- Pours a super hazy, light dull orange body with a small white head that reduces to a thin layer.

S- I definitely get the belgian spices in there .. cloves and some cinnamon, bananas, citrus peel.

T- Pretty light on the tongue with subtle flavors of oranges, citrus peel, banana, allspice, belgian yeast. Wheaty aftertaste.

M- Light, crisp, sessionable. Pretty carbonated.

A decent beer.. I could definitely throw a few back on a hot summer day.

gcamparone, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

gonzo000, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

hopley, Feb 06, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Fairly cloudy golden color.

Smell: At first you smell the spice then the fruit overall hard to pin down but a little sweet.

Taste: Similar to smell first the spices hit your tongue but quickly turns fruity. Not much of an aftertaste the flavors dissipate quickly.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light, but with plenty of flavor very crisp finish.

Overall: At first I really liked this beer but after having a few I'm not quite as high on it. Still a good beer tho not sure I would get a six pack but happy to have 3 in a smuttynose sampler. Unique but not stellar.

Brewtaster34, Jan 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

johnecjr, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Dray, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bconsidine, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 4.7% ABV. There is a “best before” date inked on the glass, but it has been nearly worn off. The only number I can see is the year, which is “13”. I sure hope the rest of them call for out something in December.
Appearance: Brilliant, light amber. Only a thin ring of foam around the edges (3/5).
Aroma: Apples, cinnamon, and floral hops. Very simple bouquet (3/5).
Taste: This beer definitely features the characteristic cider quality of a Belgian Pale Ale in its base, but it’s very dialed back. I also pick up a bit of papaya and a whisper of hop flavor on the back-end (3.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium/light body, light carbonation (3.25/5).
Overall: Smuttynose claims that this beer is made as a “gateway beer” for people who are not into craft beer. Of all the Belgian Pales Ales that I’ve had that were dumbed down to cater to the the lowest common denominator, this is probably the best. I’m not crazy about the practice of neutering a style just to make it more approachable, but I’m also not in the business of selling beer. Ultimately it’s a nice, easy-drinking beer that I am absolutely passionless about (3.25/5).

mhaugo, Nov 30, 2013
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LeahM, Nov 28, 2013
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jzlyo, Nov 26, 2013
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BodiesLexus, Nov 25, 2013
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xbrettfavrex, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Satchboogie, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

jaxon53, Nov 09, 2013
Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.