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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

NHSTEVE, Dec 30, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes; consumed last summer in North Carolina

Pours an effervescent honey color with pearl colored head, Average head retention & lacing

S: Very grassy, some lemon notes, pears & white pepper

T: Follows the nose, some coriander also up front, along with pear sweetness. Some light phenols show as this warms, plus pears & grassy notes. Finishes dry with lemon grass notes

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation

A fruitty/drinkable example of the style

russpowell, Dec 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

logicalparadox, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, Sam Adams Perfect Pint, best by either June or July 2011. Big thank you to Jayli via Secret Santa 2011.

The color is flaxen, straw blonde like hair. Its head is reserved, not attempting to escape the glass; it is of purest white and moderately sticky. While bottle conditioned, haze is minimal.

At this point banana and typical light Belgian phenols are at the fore, set against fresh baked wheat bread. Lemon.

Softly sweet now, the wheat bread turns more crusty or cracker-like. The yeast takes more of a backseat and there are traces of citric hops as well as moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is quite full with a balancing, bracing carbonation. There is the typical Belgian yeast matte feeling.

I do imagine with hops in place this is an exceptionally drinkable and more-ish beer. My small sampling of Smuttynose shows them to be a top notch brewery.

brewerburgundy, Dec 22, 2011
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3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my favorite year-round beers, and a good reason to give Smuttynose some love. This ber is so crisp and has no disagreeable flavors in it. there is banana, some begian yeast, and a bit of citrus that make this a pleasure to drink. I could sit and drink these al day and when my cache of money dries up and I cannot afford those barrel-aged and limited release beers, I will come back to that pretty mermaid on the bottle.


unclejazz, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

jak, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

murphius1118, Dec 14, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A very clear goldenish hue with constantly active bubbles. Over two fingers of white head when poured in a pint. Great head retention, shrunk down to a thick ring which lasted throughout. Lacing was among the best I've seen.

S - Some hops in the nose, perhaps a bit floral in nature. Definite citrus in the nose. The light spiciness was there, but I was unable to identify, perhaps coriander. Also something a tad off-putting that I can't identify, almost adjunct-ish.

T - Good balanced taste, some light bready malt flavor gives way to moderate hop character and a clean, slightly bitter finish. Spiciness is there and lightly complimentary. Refreshing.

MF - Nice smooth character, on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Perfect carbonation and a good finish. Certainly drinkable.

O - A session indeed. Looked fantastic, tasted good. Nice balance. Smutty doesn't try to knock your socks off here, just craft a nice ale.

jb413, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

IPAman89, Dec 07, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

jk3, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

barnzy78, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

rudy611, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

VikeMan, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

kayrex, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

claspada, Nov 29, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

nmann08, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

3leggeddub, Nov 23, 2011
Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.