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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

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2013 13:39:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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shand

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vunderbar pours a clear white-yellow with a small head. The aroma and taste are both big on bready malts and noble Saaz hops. It's a very simple and tasty pilsner that doesn't offer up much more than slightly breadier than normal malts and zesty Saaz hops. It's tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 23:36:03 | More by shand
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-29-2013 20:30:50 | More by Dcunicelli
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infi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-28-2013 19:11:36 | More by infi
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-24-2013 00:59:07 | More by loupap
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BB1313

Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Best by 12/19/13. 12oz bottle poured into a flute. Pours a hazy straw-yellow; huge fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are subtle and full of malts. There's a decent breadiness to this one. Flavors match the nose. It's really not that flashy and more straight forward. Lots of grass and hints of lemon peel. This one isn't spicy either. It's a little more on the sweeter side. It's crisp and refreshing though. The mouthfeel is nice; it's pretty fluffy and creamy; moderate carbonation. Easy drinking.

This isn't bad, but it's almost boring for a style that alot of people find boring to begin with. I personally love a good pilsener, and I can appreciate this one, but it didn't truly grab my attention. It's just okay.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:56:23 | More by BB1313
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-20-2013 06:03:31 | More by Kahlstrom
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Jever Pilsner glass.

a: Translucent straw yellow topped by a big white head which receded to a finger thickness. Perfect!

s: Mild malt.

t: Light hints of fruit. Hop presence on the lighter side, perhaps a bit stronger than some pilseners but appealing.

m: Light and smooth. Highly refreshing.

o: Excellent pilsener! Just right for what will probably be the hottest day of the year where I hang out. 98 today.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:24:20 | More by scotorum
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AlcahueteJ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-20-2013 00:29:00 | More by AlcahueteJ
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Craze38

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2013 13:55:11 | More by Craze38
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

on draft at sams in Durham. into a smuttynose shaker.

pours a pale yellow with an inch head. good crisp malty nose. taste is traditional with malts and a tad of lemon zest. good feel, easy drinking with a light body and a tad of carbonation.

overall a very solid pils that's perfect on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2013 18:32:38 | More by Axnjxn
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy greenish yellow with a nice white head. Smells of light grain, not much else, but not too surprising for a pilsner. Tastes of sweet grain, but definitely not aided by adjuncts. Crisp and clean taste. Beer is light bodied, good carbonation, overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 00:53:09 | More by cyclonece09
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bnes09

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon color lager with a weakish head. Good clarity and lots of visible bubbles.

Fresh citric, leafy aroma with mild bread grains. Simple and satisfying.

Light malt character with bread and cereal grains. Perfect hop balance with lemon, grass and spinach leaves. Crisp, hoppy finish.

Light bodied and very well carbonated. Just enough malty texture to excite the palate and bring the flavors to life. Smooth in the middle with a satisfying dryness in the end.

This beer embodies everything I love about pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:22:00 | More by bnes09
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2013 01:10:43 | More by Todd
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2013 22:54:18 | More by iL0VEbeer
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 21:18:00 | More by alexgash
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2013 18:19:40 | More by CTJman
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-06-2013 02:12:15 | More by rolltide8425
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2013 12:34:49 | More by somelikehops
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2013 22:35:14 | More by dcbeers
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours hazy golden with a smaller white fizzy head on top. Carbs are gentile.
Aroma is lightly malty in the lager/pilsner tradition .
Taste is crisp and dry with some grassy notes. Sutle hops toward the end.
Drinks smoother with a dry crispness.
This beer is quite refreshing but all in all is quite boring.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 14:07:50 | More by micromaniac129
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-27-2013 10:10:43 | More by Snellgg5
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Timmy13T

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-23-2013 14:26:57 | More by Timmy13T
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2013 02:43:32 | More by Andrew041180
Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.