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Smuttynose Vunderbar - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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348 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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Ratings: 348 | Reviews: 92
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a delightfully flavorful representation of a pilsner that pours slightly cloudy. The nose permeates the senses with noble hops and a slight bit of maltiness. The herbaceous minty hops sweep though the palate coating the inside of my mouth while an almost unlikely sweetness subdues the initial impact of the hops. This sweetness dissipates and gives way to a pleasantly dry finish.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a pilsner glass. It may not be made with Bohemian water but this is a darn good pilsner. This pours a nice straw golden with appropriate carbonation. Smell is slightly breadlike. Taste is crisp, clean, appropriately bitter, and with just the appropriate hint of earthy flavor. I really like this, hopefully to the approval of my many German and German-American ancestors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in Portsmouth, NH October 17th at the Portsmouth brewery; reviewed from notes...

Partly hazy look with a light straw-yellow body and a foamy white head. Barely perceptible aroma. Very light malt flavors; a little tart and sweet; grapefruit; soft bitterness flavor. Medium body; slightly effervescent.

A good pils overall (if somewhat plain-jane). I had my first glass at the same brewpub several days earlier and, if I recall, I was more overly impressed with the flavor than this glassful, but this is the sample I took notes on. It's still an enjoyable and easy drinking lager.

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Smuttynose Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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