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Smuttynose Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a polkal glass at Churchkey DC.

A nice lemon orange body, unfiltered it seems, with a real nice creamy white head about a finger presented. Some small carbonation does rise but hard to see. Some minor lacing also but not much.

Nose is soapy at first, with a grass like hop. Good bit of earth and dirt to it, clean pretty straightforward and alright.

Chewy grainy malt on the taste palate with a floral and chewy earthiness it seems. This feels like a wheat beer in the mouth, dense and bold. Nice tight carbonation with good earthy hop bent and angle. Bold, and very crisp, even creamy as well.

Overall a real great mix of lingering bitterness and sweetness on the swallow too, with a sweet bread finish. Great tasting beer.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of uustal
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden yellow, almost see through. Bright white one-finger head. Aroma of grass, light toasted grain. Very light, crisp, compact flavor. Light sweet grass flavor. Toasty grains, yeast and sweet pale malt. Hint of spice, but like the general flavor, nothing overpowering or dominating. Very cohesive, drinkable, crisp and dry.

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 tastybeer
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale straw, clear with visible rising carbonation bubbles. Head, large at first, fades rather quickly. Aroma is zesty, bright and crisp. Clean cracker malt with lemon. Taste matches with lemon pepper and fresh grainy malt. A well done pils that I'm sure I'll return to again and again.

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4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

08/01/13 On tap At Rattle N Hum, NYC. Bready/biscuity hits you in the face as you approach this brew. Merges w/citrus over the tongue but leaves as a guest one would invite back. Dry finish can't be ignored yet doesn't overwhelm. The Smutty crew allude to the old world. I'm not one to qualify that, but will say this can stand on it's own.

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Best by 10/24/13. ABV 5.2%.

Brilliantly clear and clean light golden to lemon yellow body. Tall, two fingers of frothy, whipped, bright white head. Very lively carbonation. Great lacing. Grainy, biscuity, bready malt notes blend with sea air funk noble hops and fresh cut grass.

Slightly nutty, toasted grain bite up front. Bready, biscuity malts fill in. Touch of honey sweetness. Snappy, peppery, moderately bitter hops back it all up. Dry finish, with lingering sweetish bread malts and grassy, herbal hop bitterness. Moderate body with a lively, refreshing feel. A great addition to the summer beer lineup.

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.