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Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 06-09-2008

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
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3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into this weird chalice glass that I found buried in the dirt in my yard. It is a pretty badass glass.

The appearance is very, very effervescent and bubbly and a golden hue. The head built up quickly and died almost instantly. The aroma of the beer is malty sweet and candy like with just hints of spice. The beer is a little colder than I would like. It was in my trunk overnight and the temperature got down to about 39 F so it is pretty chilled. The taste is very, very light and pretty much nonexistent. It is certainly a session ale as it is light in flavor and in alcohol. The lingering flavors after the swallow are just pure candy sweetness. The MF is very thin and watery with a touch too much carbonation.

This beer is okay but it is certainly very forgettable.

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3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best by 10/13/13 printed on bottle

12oz bottle poured into a Moat Mountain pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden color. Less and a finger of white fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S: Tropical notes. A wheat characteristic Hints of honey. Possible coriander. Black pepper.

T: Thin body. The coriander that was in the nose. Slight lemon and grapefruit. Pleasant in the back with with the spices that linger.

M: Fizzy. Slight bitterness.

O: It is what it is. Calls itself a Session ale brewed with spice. I would think a great beer to drink multiple ones on a summer day. Possibly a good beer to use in order to introduce your macro lager drinking friends into craft beer.

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Best by 1/10/14 printed on bottle

A: Clear golden color with 1 finger of white fizzy head. Head faints to a thin covering of bubbles that rests on the beer leaving very minute lacing.

S: First whiff produces aromas of grapefruit and grass. Hints of some tropical fruit sweetness as well.

T: Lemon and grapefruit sweetness hits you at first and then blends into a slightly spicy finish. Coriander spice and hints of sweet honey dew melon in the finish.

M: Light fizzy mouthfeel that softens the bitterness and spice.

O: Not bad. Good hop and malt sweetness mixed with a little spice in the finish. Refreshing combination, good summer beer.

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.