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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 17
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-16-2009)
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Thanks to Rochefort10NH for another exciting-looking brew. I love me some Berliners!

A - Hazed through entirely, this beer has a soft pale golden hue around the outside edges with a light apricot colored mass in the center. Tightly packed bubbles form a nice head but disappear to a ring of lacing-less foam shortly. Acidity more than likely being the culprit.

S - Hints of freshly picked, ripe, but not crushed strawberries floats out from behind the classic Berliner Weisse aroma. Gently sour mash and wet wheat with grainy pale malt finishes with a kiss of tartness for an earthy, rather simple aroma. The fruit certainly isn't forward but it, along with the traces of yeast ester spices, adds something special to the beer.

T - Harsh grainy pale malt, husky straw, and wet wheat push forwards past the meek strawberry nuances which linger in the background. Gentle spice esters from the yeast which can be found in the aroma are missing entirely in flavor; a flavor that, oddly enough, when burped up produces a smell of fresh fiberglass and plastic, taking me back to yacht shows with my Dad.

M - Biting carbonation strikes the tongue with force only to be followed by a harsh mineral feel and graininess; wheat's usually soft feel is absent from this light-bodied beer. The tart, almost sour acidic finish does well to redeem the unusually hard, harsh introduction to the feel of this Berliner.

O - It's no wonder why strawberries are infrequently used in beers; my consensus is they generally add very little to said beers, even when a beer is as stylistically plain as a Berliner. Strawberry Short Weiss doesn't stray from this argument with it's faint fruit notes but what is surprising is how aggressive the beer is. From the strong carbonation to the harsh flavor and feel, it could use quite a bit more wheat to soften out the rough edges but it's nicely tart finish is something to leave in tact.

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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.