Smuttynose Ry(e)an Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, caramel, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the smell is slightly better in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 16:41:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears amber in color with a slight haze. A yellowish stained finger of froth rests atop slowly fading leaving a full wall of patchy lace on the glass.
The aroma includes notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee and coconut. Some toasty biscuit grain inclusion is present underneath alot of barrel presence which almost trumps all the underlying character. A slighky fruity whiskey note emerges across the back. Overall a solid smelling brew with huge barrel influence.
The flavor includes a note of bready grain upfront mingles with some touches of fruity alcohol. Like the aroma suggested, it displays a huge amount of barrel character but not in a boozy sense. It is soft and enjoyable with flavors of vanilla, coconut and caramel.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking with lots of barrel character that integrates quite nicely with the rye but at times feels almost like it dominated the base instead of complimenting it. Regardless, a very enjoyable brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2013 13:13:56 | More by stakem
Smuttynose Ry(e)an Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.