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Smuttynose Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-23-2010

Made for taking a break from the Sturm und Drang of modern life, this elegantly refreshing pilsner was created with German malt balanced with the spicy tang of Czech Saaz hops. The bread and biscuit flavors of the grain are topped with the floral character of the Noble hop, which may just get you to shimmy into your favorite lederhosen, bust into a quick schuhplattler and loudly proclaim, “Das ist Vunderbar!” Prost! 15 IBU (AKA - Short Batch #11)
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Photo of dfecteau
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFD400
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tugdriver7
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of memphischas
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
A thick white and bubbly head with bubbles that seem to reach out and cling to every centimeter of glass is the first thing you see. The body is a light blonde color with mild haziness and filled with carbonation. The head sticks around or a while and there’s a nice thick lacing to mark every sip you take.
Smell:
Light malts and lemon zest
Taste:
Light malts and lemon zest followed by hops and then the malt. There is a slight earthy flavor in there too and a slight alcohol taste as you swallow.
Mouthfeel:
Crisp and light bodied, the lively carbonation really makes this a refreshing beer.
Overall:
Light, crisp, refreshing and very tasty. This is a must try pilsener

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pafox
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spectre1966
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAcrossr
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJasny
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was pretty good

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTague
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Syraquse
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long time want. Best by 15 Feb 2015. Bottle from Julio's.

Pouring a clear golden yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks awesome. The nose is great. Bright, snappy , crisp and refreshing, there's a blend of lemony Saaz hops, doughy pils malt , mildly earthy and mildly perfumey hops and a touch of cotton candy. The lemon character is so pure, so deep and yet so complex and so subtle. Magnificent.

The palate opens crisp and clean with a blend of pleasant lemony Saaz bitterness, earthy hops and a mild doughy sweetness. Despite the pronounced hop character, it is lacking in that snap that the best German pilsners have. A very faint butterscotch character is present on the mid palate. Drying on the finish with a blend of lemony bitterness, earthy, woodsy hop flavor and a sweet dough flavor, this beer is crisply carbonated and quite excellent on the palate. Excellent stuff.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Bright yellow and pale. Tall white head.

Not much for the smell... but then again I've a stuffy nose.

Bright lemon and zest hit up front. Orange and citrus follow with a nice sweetness. Background is light hops and grass.

Crisp and clean. Lovely.

Was looking for a refreshing beer. This did it! Without losing flavor too!

Photo of Juleshick
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Tastes great. It pours as pale yellow, with normal head. The only issue is that my bottle reads the ABV as 4.9%, not 5.10%, as stated in the beers description.

The light citrus flavor compounded with the bitterness of the hops are overall reminiscent of grapefruit. Very simple; very refreshing.

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Smuttynose Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.