Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev -3.3%
2011 bottle. Consumed on June 15, 2014. Reviewed from notes.
A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is reddish-brown with a half-finger khaki head on top that settles quickly and leaves no lace.
S: Dried fruits - figs, dates and raisins - and alcohol. Noticeable alcohol right away gives a medicinal scent to this one.
T: Follows the nose, with mainly dried fruits (prunes & raisins), ripe fruits (apples, grapes and plums), some brown sugar and a big wollop of boozy heat at the finish. Not well integrated, and not at all like a good Belgian quad.
M: Nearly full-bodied, with some slickness. Carbonation is low, but then this bottle has been in my cellar for 2+ years.
O: Nothing to write home about, though it will certainly get you drunk.
06-27-2014 15:28:41 | More by Kendo
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
Let me start this off by saying that I know this is not a classic quad. My review is of an experimental quad, which I know that it is due to the description by smuttynose.
Appearance: deep reddish orange color. a half finger of an off white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves a weak lacing. pretty hazy and near opaque.
Smell: the two things that stand out the most are raisins and a booziness, possible other dark fruits and some belgian yeast. fairly sweet overall
Taste: opens up with raisins, and just about as juicy as raisins get at that, some additional dark fruits such as plums, a definite booziness that is never astringent. belgian yeast and sweetness work its way through at some points
Mouthfeel: not overly heavy, medium in body. sweet and juicy feeling throughout followed by a slightly dry ending.
Overall: This beer is no traditional quad, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. I rate experimental ipas as such so why not a quad too? I'd say this is a tasty beer and worthwhile to anyone who is open to an experimental quad. the boozy and raisin aspects combine perfectly to for a tasty big brew.
06-03-2014 01:15:28 | More by SportsandJorts
3.99/5 rDev +9.9%
This is an amber colored brew...a bit hazy with some 'floaties' and a very thin head. The alcohol is immediately evident....it has a boozy, malt-intense smell. There is some yeast and hop scent in the aroma as well, along with a huge fruit profile. I got peach and apricot at first, but then a multi-layered, spice-backed complexity came forth. Intense. The taste is equally big and powerful. Serious bitterness and lots of alcohol warmth. The alcohol could be folded in a bit more subtlely, but the brew is still very well made. Full in body, but the alcohol warmth is distracting from the mouthfeel. A nice big brew.
04-18-2014 21:16:11 | More by Suds
3.89/5 rDev +7.2%
22 oz brown bottle - label notched 2011
Smuttynose Gravitation Belgian Quad filled my snifter with a dark rust color and produced a small 1/4 finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Spotty lacing was present as the ale was consumed. The nose was dominated by dark fruit and raisins. The taste was malt dominated with raisins, and toffee in the forefront followed by a little fruitiness from the yeast. A pleasant alcohol warming is present at the finish. Mouth feel is smooth, fuller bodied with low-medium carbonation.
Gravitation is a good American quad - it is a sipper for sure.
04-02-2014 15:51:50 | More by bushbeer75
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
22oz bomber: This one pours a darker caramel color. There was almost no head or lacing on it. Nice nose. Yeast, spices, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is very good. Some sweet caramel malt, raisin, bready, and a hint of roast and chocolate. Smooth. A very nice beer.
03-13-2014 14:59:35 | More by Boto
Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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