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Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series)

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BA SCORE
82
good

523 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Oxymoron on 01-01-2009

This big, dark ale is brewed using a variety of Belgian specialty malts along with 200 pounds of raisin puree per batch. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast.

25 IBU

2009 - 6.6%
2010 - 12.0%
2011 - 12.5%
2012 - 12.0%
2013 - 11.5%
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.