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Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 2
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:
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

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-23-2010)
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Deep Ellum, Alston MA

Served in a .4L pils glass. Liquid gold with a medium white cap...I think. It's always so dark in Deep Ellum. Head slimmed then vanished by mid glass leaving nary a trace of lace.

Aroma is light malt and grass. Taste is similarly light malt and a grassy/soapy character. James tried a sip and said golden raisins but I don't taste'em.

The highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel. It's plush, silky and luxurious. I'm guessing this was decocted with love.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2011 03:10:44 | More by donkeyrunner
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ryantaussig

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Potsdam Big M on 23 May 2011.

Color is deeply golden. The head was about one finger but stayed longer than expected. Crisp refreshing nose with a bit of floral hop aroma and some warmth from hoppy spice notes. Very refreshing taste on this one. Cool and not very aggressive. It is definitely sessionable. Rather thin feel. Needs more carbonation, but could be from the growler being a day old. Good beer for lounging out in the sun.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2011 19:43:45 | More by ryantaussig
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-31-2013 01:12:58 | More by csmartin6
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-05-2012 16:20:57 | More by Ralphs66
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2013 23:16:11 | More by LCannon4
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-23-2013 02:36:10 | More by Mikecap
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-09-2013 21:50:44 | More by Boone757
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-12-2012 20:15:47 | More by UltimateLivewire
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travishardy929

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-22-2013 03:09:38 | More by travishardy929
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ascags

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-10-2014 16:10:22 | More by ascags
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-09-2012 22:06:11 | More by redfox405
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-04-2013 13:06:16 | More by Celtics76
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-23-2013 05:27:39 | More by Kelp
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-06-2013 02:12:15 | More by rolltide8425
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-30-2013 23:47:13 | More by djrn2
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-05-2013 04:01:53 | More by ZEB89
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-18-2013 22:07:32 | More by THECPJ
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-15-2013 01:02:44 | More by Dizzy242
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-14-2012 01:11:06 | More by tpauer
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BobKieffer


3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm not a pilsner guy (putting it mildly), but I was pleasantly surprised by this. Has a somewhat unique flavor that finishes with (and bear with me) a walnut-like taste. Smell and mouthfeel pretty uninspiring, but other than that, I dig it. Probably be a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 01:48:31 | More by BobKieffer
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As most pilsners are, to me at least, this was a nice-looking beer. Golden color, medium-sized white head, a bit of lace.

Floral hops aroma. A lot of sweet malt.

The taste had more of a malt character, sweet and sugary. The hops were still there, but in a more secondary position.

More sweet than crisp, but still a nice mouthfeel. I would drink more of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 20:48:01 | More by lordofthewiens
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

Pours a straw pale yellow color, decent sized white fuzzy head which fades fairly quickly, not really any lacing on the glass though.

Smell is quite grassy, very earthy when it comes to the hop aroma yet fairly straightforward.

Taste starts out with a grainy front with a grassy bitter finish, carbonation is very sharp and refreshing, almost thirst quenching and a clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 22:26:21 | More by deltatauhobbit
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger thick, pure white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grassy nose and flavor is malty sweetness and lemon with hints of bitterness at finish. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 22:15:04 | More by jdhilt
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yellow in color but fairly hazy for a pilsner. Small head that clings to the edges of the glass but leaves no lacing behind. Floral hop aroma with strong biscuit malt overtones. Good carbonation but still a little soft for the style and a very dry finish. I am a pilsner fan but something about this one just misses the mark. Perhaps it's not as crisp as I like them to be.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 00:32:46 | More by Jacobob10
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle stamped with an expiration date of 11/14/12. Sampled on June 14, 2012. The pour is pale yellow and slightly murky with an excitable carbonation that turns to a ring and sticks around. When I check out the aroma I really get that traditional German bready malt characteristic with a vague hop note on the backside. The body is mostly light with a keen creamy sensation. The taste is also rather malty but with a vague citrus twist and a soft but bitter hop finale. It works well on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 00:11:31 | More by puboflyons
Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.