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Smuttynose Short Batch #5 - Schmutzig Hopfen Weisse - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Munich

Hops: Bittering: Magnum
Flavoring: Sterling
Dry Hop: Sterling & Centennial

IBU: 15
S.G. 15° Plato
T.G. 2.6°
ABV 5.8%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-31-2009)
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Photo of tempest
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Farmhouse, served in a pint glass is a hazy bright yellow with a white head. This is a nice beer, but overall I'm not a fan. I think the dry-hopping is overdone. There are some great citrus and pine hops flavors in the taste, but the aroma is a perfumed floral mess, too strong for it's own good. The sweetness of the wheat also doesn't mesh with the hops. The Brooklyn hoppy hefe gets this sort of beer right, but this example falls short.

tempest, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of david18
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this the other day and found it to be the perfect hot afternoon beer, even for a person who's not crazy about Hefeweizen's. Nice aroma, great flavor, expectable large head, an overall good beer that I would recommend if you can find it.

david18, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

sachie23, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

kdivers, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of currysage1
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this while at the brewery, the Imperial Stout keg kicked, and the Brewmaster put this on as a replacement. Sweet. First Short batch.

Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a nice foamy white to cream colored head.

Spicyness from the obvious hops and banana dominate, followed up by nice untoasted grain.

Feel was good for a Hefe nice body from being unfiltered.

Drinkable most definately, good session beer. Brewmaster said that there was some coriander there, I didn't taste it though. Would have added more depth to the flavor. Wish I had gotten another couple samples, it was tasty.

Thanks for the tips.

currysage1, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of smanson56
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

smanson56, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12.7 oz bottle from the brewery labeled as Smuttlabs Schmutzig
Hazy golden orange color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Bready malt with light citrus and hints of banana and clove. Nice flavorful easy drinking brew.

johnnnniee, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of seplo
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

earljones199, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of gford217
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at at Taco Mac Metropolis.

Pours an extremely hazy bright yellow with a smallish white head that doesn't stick around long and leaves no lacing.

The nose surprised me a little bit as it was dominated by citrus hops, lemons especially. The wheat smells were there but definitely overshadowed by the hops.

The initial taste is of the same citrus hops with lemons and some grapefruits. The wheat presence is a little more evident in the taste with the bubblegum and banana sweetness one would expect in the style. The finish was definitely on the bitter side for a hefe.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and had lower carbonation than I was expecting.

This is a unique take on the hefe with lots of hops and less of the traditional hefe characteristics. Overall a good beer but not one of my favorites from Smuttynose.

gford217, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of Beerbeforemarriage
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Beerbeforemarriage, Sep 21, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

WanderingFool, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Taco Mac Metropolis - Pours a beautiful very cloudy yellow/orange with an extremely small white head. Obviously not filtered. Smells mostly of large quantities of hops with some wheat notes present in the nose. First sip is sweet, malty, and hoppy with the wheat balancing well with the hops. It is not nearly as hoppy as the aroma indicated. Mouthfeel is good bordering on the light side. Very tasty indeed.

ATLbeerDog, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrusy hops and some spices. It doesn't smell like a hefe--lots of hop oils in the aroma. Flavor is hoppy initially with a wheaty finish. Clove and citrus present too. Very tasty. A very unique hoppy hefe. Well done!
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

smutty33, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MCV, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of JohnQVegas
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw, with a creamy white head.

Nose is dominated by citrusy c hops, bit of clean, crisp wheat pokes through to let you know this isn't a standard IPA you're dealing with. Not a lot in the way of yeast.

taste is a nice combination of crisp wheat and big, citrusy hops. Cascade seems to be the call here. Lightly bitter, clean, very little yeast presence. Long, bitter, mildly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp but clean carbonation, light body.

JohnQVegas, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of Flounder57
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bananas, clove, wheat, vanilla, citrus, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice pale wheat/hefe. If made agsin, I eould get it.

Flounder57, Sunday at 09:05 PM
Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Milton Parkway Taco Mac. Poured into a dimpled mug.

A: Pours a hazy cloudy orangish yellow with a very minimal head. No lacing left by the tiny ring of bubbles.

S: Classic wheat aroma with a bit of booze and hops mixed in. I am surprised by the boozy aroma with the listed ABV.

T: A lot of flavor for the style. A very full flavored Hefe. The alcohol is surprisingly present for an under 6% beer. Nice hop character to balance the sweetness of the wheat. This one really packs a punch for a Hefe.

M: Mouthfeel has a nice spicy character. Decent medium body for the style.

D: Drinkability suffers a bit for the style due to alcohol and hop bitterness.

This is definitely a unique Hefe, I was impressed with my first Smuttynose experience.

GatorBeerNerd, Feb 19, 2009
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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

magnusdave, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap awhile ago at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a cloudy dark golden, with a thick grainy head that leaves some nice lacing. Darker than most hefeweizens. Smells extremely dry and somewhat citrusy. Lacks the banana and the clove that are the hallmark of the style almost completely, and substitutes lemon and orange aromas and some grainy dryness instead. More in the line of an American wheat than a hefe. The taste is a bit prickly and quite unusual for the style- but very tasty. Very dry and hoppy with pine and citrus upfront, followed by restrained banana, and some clove throughout. The whole package is very nice. Very interesting brew, and one I enjoyed quite a bit.

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2010
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Smuttynose Short Batch #5 - Schmutzig Hopfen Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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