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Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

173 Ratings

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 4
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!”


15 IBU

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

donkeyrunner, May 10, 2011
Photo of ryantaussig
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.

ryantaussig, May 24, 2011
Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

csmartin6, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Ralphs66, Apr 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LCannon4, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Mikecap, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Boone757, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

travishardy929, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ascags, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Celtics76, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

djrn2, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ZEB89, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

THECPJ, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dizzy242, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tpauer, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of 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.

BobKieffer, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

dexterk1, Sunday at 05:23 PM
Photo of deltatauhobbit
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.

deltatauhobbit, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
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.

jdhilt, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Jacobob10
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.

Jacobob10, May 01, 2013
Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.