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Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - VunderbarSmuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar

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BA SCORE
85
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 172
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!”

Prost!

15 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-23-2010)
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Photo of lostinfla
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smuttynose is right on the money with both name and taste on this pilsner!
Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass.
Nice bright white head that settled quickly, leaving some lacing behind. Very light yellow color that was slightly opaque.
Smell was on the sweeter side, with just a hint of the hop fragrance.
Taste was smooth and refreshing with very little bitterness left behind.
I could chug quite a few of these!
Prost!

lostinfla, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

PatGreer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Lare453, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of timothybarney
4.25/5  rDev +13%

timothybarney, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of ascags
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ascags, May 10, 2014
Photo of ZOSO2192
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ZOSO2192, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev +6.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of AndyEich
4/5  rDev +6.4%

AndyEich, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ChrisMyhre, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ChrisL24481, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaxon53, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of patpbr
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass with a light hazy straw color and a quick to disappear head.
S - Grain, light malt like most pilsner
T - mild grassy and a hint of citrus. Herbal, a little lemon. A nice hop character
M - Light body and mild carbonation. A dry finish.
O - Easy to drink, light and refreshing. A good Pilsner worthy of a try.

patpbr, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of cw13
4.25/5  rDev +13%

cw13, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

travishardy929, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ThrashMaster
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ThrashMaster, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dalepryor, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Boone757, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of wiegs4life
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wiegs4life, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 11/13/13.Poured into a pilsner dulled lemon tinged lighter golden with a sticky half finger white head atop,a decent amount of broken lace left behind as it settled.I get a whiff of floral and herbal hops right up front with a tinge of iron and bread dough,northern German hopped up pilsner is what Iam thinking.Pretty dry and crisp on the palate with a mineral tinge,leafy and floral hop profile,and a firm bready base although not over done in the doughy department.A clean hoppy pils but with real flavor,it's gonna go good with the sausage and sauerkraut in the slow cooker.

oberon, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev +6.4%

NickBeery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jman005
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jman005, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a pillowy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Grain, cracker-like pilsner malt, and floral hops form the initial aroma. Grain and perfumey notes are in good balance.

Flavor reveals an underlying citrus character, followed by strong graininess mid palate, finishing slightly dry and spicy. Notes of lemon peel and a touch of earthy minerals add complexity. The finish is fairly bitter.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with fairly high, spritzy carbonation.

Very drinkable beer. Though atypical of the style, the lemony note is refreshing and a nice complement to the graininess and bitter hops.

barczar, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Lanstrum, Aug 02, 2013
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Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.