Smuttynose Belgian Style White Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Belgian Style White Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Belgian Style White Ale (Big Beer Series)

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6 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000)
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, yellowish gold with some orangish areas topped by a thin, bright white head that drops quickly to just a collar. The aroma is limited. The body is thin with a moderate carbonation that gives a smooth but limited mouthfeel. The flavor is tangy with orange & coriander. Normally I expect a more lemony-citrus character, but this was definitely orange. The orange peel also seems to have given it some light astringency and an odd metallic taste in the finish.

Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer a “chill hazed” light gold or yellow if you like, head is modest in size, creamy in texture and a brilliant white in color, the lace forms a decent sheet to hide the glass. Nose I citrus crisp, light hints of grain, fresh and pleasing as noses go, start lightly tart and the top a bit thin for my liking. Finish is sternly acidic; hops are placid, somewhat tart aftertaste, and not one of my favorites from an otherwise excellent brewery, just a bit watery and weak.

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown. A pleasant label that appears to have a picture of a Belgian canal? "A traditional ale with spices added" is noted on the label. Brewed month also scored on the label.

Appearance: Hazy and pale with a tight, whispy, white foam lace head, which lightly clinges to the glass.

Smell: Smells of smoke and spice. Like smoked meat? Like beef jerkey to be specific.

Taste: Light malts, lemony, spicey, peppery and grassy. Very balanced, nice mouthfeel with an ending twang & spice.

Notes: This is one of the better American brewed Wit Ales that I had in quite sometime. Complex, drinkable and refreshing ... different.

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smuttynose trying something it shouldn't. Yellowish beer with a slight head. Tastes of orange. Not a pounding beer, but good for glass to say you tried it. Smuttynose has a much better selection than this.

Photo of kelticblood
4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be the best white ale I have ever had. I savored every drop of it and wished there was more. The taste, the spices, and the feel were awesome! It had a truly distinct taste that I have yet to find duplicated. The mouthfeel and the drinkability were off the charts. Available in the Big Beer Series for only a limited time. I wish this was available all year.

Photo of Scooter77
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a tight bubbly head that holds steady until the last drink, leaving a nice sticky lace. Aromas of wheat, coriander, and lemon zests are prominent with grassy undertones. The taste is quite citrusy and spicy. Very well balanced with a nice, smooth finish. I thought this was a pretty decent Belgian Wit. Not quite in the same league as Hoegaarden or Allagash White, but it was good and very drinkable.

Smuttynose Belgian Style White Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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