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Smuttynose Star Island Single - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly dissipated into lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose along with some hints of honey and spices.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a slight amount of sweetness from the honey along with hints of lemon citrus.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink, especially given its low alcohol content, but the flavor isn't interesting enough to make this sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 02:19:48 | More by metter98
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trstar87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-04-2012 00:51:13 | More by trstar87
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obywan59

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This BPA pours a yellow-golden color with a pure white 1 1/2 finger head that looks substantial at first, but soon dissipates leaving a bit of lacing for awhile.

Spicy citrus and tropical fruit on the nose with some light sweet malt. A banana-like smell from the Belgian yeast.

The taste is less spicy than the nose. Tart citrus and more tropical fruit with light Belgian yeast and a hint of bitter hops in the follow through.

Medium bodied, but it clings to the tongue leaving a drying effect in the end.

This is a pretty decent brew. Light enough to be an easy drinker, but substantial enough to hold your attention. A good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 02:28:21 | More by obywan59
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NickyBox

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-28-2013 00:08:25 | More by NickyBox
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my review of the bottle a while back:

This is a very drinkable beer and one that i'll get again. At this reasonable abv, it's an extremely drinkable beer. Good belgian light color with high carbonation. Great esthery aroma, and decent drinkability. I will get this beer again.

Would recommend.

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I had a draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I'm not exactly sure of the distinction between a Belgian Pale Ale and a a Single but I assume a single is a little sweeter. This was a little sweeter than I'd assume a belgian pale to be but not bad.

Gold in color. Sweet aroma and flavor (almost like a Leffe). Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 20:10:31 | More by david18
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2014 20:28:05 | More by gonzo000
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2013 02:56:42 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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wildcat29

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2012 19:26:39 | More by wildcat29
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-25-2013 01:54:10 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Standings, NYC, NY

Poured into a pint glass, a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that leaves just a bit of lacing. Bready, yeasty aroma, floral, notes of citrus and peach, and mild spice. Grains and yeast in the taste, bready, sweet malts, floral, with citrus notes, mild spicy notes. Light-medium body, a little too sweet and not quite balanced, but still pretty drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 17:57:49 | More by Rifugium
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2013 04:47:47 | More by outoffocus
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dcbdc1

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-22-2012 02:19:33 | More by dcbdc1
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2012 02:38:16 | More by GuidedByBill
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MacCherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-19-2012 19:48:21 | More by MacCherry
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-14-2011 22:54:51 | More by murphius1118
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-09-2012 23:26:39 | More by ruckus232
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-03-2013 18:38:31 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Marti403

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2012 00:10:43 | More by Marti403
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-30-2011 23:42:22 | More by NHSTEVE
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-12-2013 04:11:43 | More by Jackal
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Triglycerides

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-01-2013 01:53:35 | More by Triglycerides
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-21-2012 19:35:39 | More by sendbeer
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thestranger99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 18:19:57 | More by thestranger99
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-23-2012 20:35:08 | More by buckyp
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-20-2012 04:08:13 | More by Didier
Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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