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

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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short WeisseSmuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 18
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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Reviews by palma:
Photo of palma
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pear-flesh color body. Little head. Minimal lacing.

Nose - savongion blanc, funk. Strawberry, pear. Definitely very fruity. Light barnyard.

Taste - tart. light strawberry. Wine like astringency. Lemon. Light funk but just enough to keep it very interesting. Dry, clean finish. Puckering. Not too sweet. Very enjoyable. I love the flavor here. Just enough sweet and tart. keeps it very complex but light at the same time.

Spritsy mouthfeel. Seltzer like.

Different, unique, complex. Excellent beer. I could drink a lot of this.

palma, Oct 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

SPRichard, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of glid02
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a lemon-yellow color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of candied strawberries - somewhat similar to a Starburst - with a good deal of citric tartness. There's also a bit of funk that evens things out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The strawberry flavors complement the smooth tart lemon flavors very well and do not overpower anything. Both flavors carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness for the style with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I went into this beer with high expectations and they were met. Well worth a shot.

glid02, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +2.3%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ralphs66, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
3.0% ABV, no date.

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.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Sam's

Foggy pale straw with a little, creamy white head on top. Fresh strawberry aroma over some yellow cake, subtle dough, and general tartness. Lots of strawberries and berries in the flavor too. A clean sour quality, hints of wheat, and light body with a dry finish make an extremely refreshing beverage. Nothing terribly complex, but lots of flavor for such a light beer and never watery. This really hit the spot after a massive, meaty dinner. Glad I got to try it.

wedge, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of andylipp
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

andylipp, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Inglewood, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage on tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy body, dull yellow in color. No head but there are champagne-like bubbles suspended in the beer. Aroma is dominated by a lovely, mildly sweet strawberry, with some tart green apples. Taste is extremely tart with the same two flavors dominating. Quite mouth puckering, much more than expected. Delicious.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/13/09 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of tart strawberries and light malts, along with a little bit of wheat.

T: The taste is very sour with flavors of strawberries and citrus. There's a touch of wheat in the background and very little hops bitterness. The malt character is very thin as you would expect from a beer in this style. The after-taste is sour.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice mild and sour beer to drink for a while if you're looking for one outside of the Belgian styles.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +2.3%

sendsilk, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lantern, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Big pillowy head of 3 fingers fades semi slowly with clouds forming lots of layred lacing cloudy as hell with a tangerine orange color.

Nose just a bit of funk. Bready yeast, a light fluffy bready like sweetish cake thingy malt, a bit of fresh strawberry as well as a bit of tart strawberry like. The nice farmhouse like funk just sits in the background the whole time and gets stronger as it warms, bringing an earthy tannic like seed aroma or something.

Taste starts with tons of fresh strawberry, like fresh cut strawberries, strawberry juice, little tart strawberry, and even thawing frozen stawberries. Then light malty bready cake, a hint of vanilla gives it a vienna finger cake like taste that isnt too sweet either. Funk is def there with a nice light lacto like farmhouse funk and a great creamy sour tartness. It has a light strawberry seed taste with tannins. The finish is fairly dry bready, a definite wild funk limgering, but a bit yeasty tasting and a little watery, some lingering strawberry.

Mouth lighter bodied a little creamy, decnt carb, feels a bit watery.

Overall quite nice. Although i think i remember the first time i had it at Julians beer dinner to be a bit more sour and funky, but this is still delicious. Nose is a bit lagging but very tasty.

jlindros, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of VTHeady
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

VTHeady, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Morey, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

thebigredone, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap tonight at the River Road Tavern Tap Takeover.
Came to my stool a fairly cloudy medium straw color with a tint of pink and without much head at all. The aroma is tart and lactic with a bit of strawberry sweetness to counter. Sour tart fruit mix with a bit of strawberry sweetness before a bit of plastic phenol flavor and funk come up to greet my palette. Medium body which is more than I was expecting for such a low alcohol brew. Moderate level of carbonation with a tart sweet mouthfeel. I'm glad I got to try this as its a pretty good beer. That said I'm glad I didn't rush over to buy $15 bottles of this at the brewery.

johnnnniee, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Gosox8787, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

notes from last night...picked up a 32oz growler of this a day prior and enjoyed from a portsmouth snifter.

a - interesting and intriguing color. brew pours a murky peach orange with a few fingers of foamy head that turned to bubbles quickly. no lacing to speak of.

s - tart grassiness with a hint of berries, not so much strawberry specific...and some lemon. as i drink it i am definitely picking out more strawberry specific smells and flavors.

t - tart berries. grassiness and some lemon. again, not super strawberry specific at first but after my palate starts adjusting to the tart i can pick out strawberry specific flavors, but not intense.

m - prickly and refreshing. very much like a flavored seltzer.

o - overall a nice berliner with a hint of strawberry flavoring. kind of like strawberry seltzer. very nice for the warm weather which we are still hanging onto a bit. loving the 3% ABV.

cosmicevan, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

DeadWalkerAir, Sunday at 05:09 AM
Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle into a tumbler. The brew appears a hazed pale yellow color with a finger of white that sits atop with very solid retaining powers for a berliner. After the cap fades, a light swirl agitates bubbles from solution and reforms across the top. Bubbles of carbonation rise through solution and maintain a ring of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.

The aroma doesn't quite jump right out and scream strawberries but there is a mild fruited quality present that is mildly seedy and reminiscent of strawberry. There is a bit of carbonic character in the nose that brings out a bit of minerals.

The taste brings forth pale grain mildly like tart wheat and a bit cereal-like with a faint sweetness. Across the middle is a bit of carbonic quality just like the aroma led on and it shoves a bit of mineral and sulfur element into the flavor profile that is not fitting. A faint amount of seedy fruit flavor is present and I cant really state it tastes like strawberry. Maybe, but I only say that because of the name of the brew. It could easily be confused with a faint earthy raspberry berliner as the aftertaste here is similar to that. The aftertaste has a bit of earth and almost a green grassy aspect that is strange.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation. The alcohol inclusion is nonexistent and the feel of this is light and refreshing which is spot on for the style. At times, this brew had some real high points that were very enjoyable and quaff-able. However, the grassy aspect coupled with the carbonic/mineral inclusion kinda ruined the experience. Once I get that character locked into my mind, I couldn't shake it and it distracted me from the good qualities of this brew.

stakem, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of m1ked
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smutty/Swift NYC Beer fest

A- A pale hazy gold color. Minimal lacing. No streamers noted.

S- A sharp (hint) sour strawberry chardonnay nose.

T- Definetly a tart & bright strawberry upfront. Light sulfur notes with a lingering tart strawberry.

M- tart, crisp, dry.

D- I like sours & B.W...and I like this one...not a session beer. More of a sipper & appreciate the craftsmanship.

m1ked, Sep 17, 2009
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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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