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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

178 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 5
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 Bendurgin
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This pours a hazy pale straw color with two fingers of frothy white head. A little bit of sparse lace.

Mild grassy hops on the aroma with hints of lemon and some toasty malts. The pallet has a nice biscuit malt character with some hints of grassy hops in the finish.

Nice light body with good carbonation. Overall this one is real good. I'll be sure to grab some four packs of this often.

Bendurgin, May 31, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.5/5  rDev +20%

ILiveOffHops, May 31, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Thomas_Picton, May 29, 2012
Photo of mfrigon
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mfrigon, May 27, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ElGallo, May 26, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -20%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Ralphs66, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of doof116
4/5  rDev +6.7%

doof116, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev 0%

smutty33, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Amesbury Ale House.
Pours a light and slightly cloudy straw color with a smallish bone white head that shows some great determination. Smells of sweet malts and lots of spicy earthy hops. Hints of honey and sweet malts with a bit of a lemony tartness. Taste follows the smell fairly well. Lots of earthy floral hops piled on top of a mild sweet malty base. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet almost tart mouthfeel. Nice pilsener I really enjoyed this. Light refreshing and a bit hoppy.

johnnnniee, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured as part of a barrel tasting event, the beer is in a tulip. Bright, hazy honey gold color with a tall, frothy, light, white head. Clean aromas, with hints of butter and biscuit, and a light floral essence, also. Flavors are bold on an extremely light, almost sharp body. Toasted grains, butter rich, and a kiss of orange zest. Very tasty and bold. The aftertaste showcases the subtle, dry, and tangy hops. Quick and amazingly clean finish. Very good.

GarthDanielson, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of tjeppaint
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

tjeppaint, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -20%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of 11millsown113
4/5  rDev +6.7%

11millsown113, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.7%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +6.7%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ryantaussig
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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 John_M
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a fairly light yellow gold color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. Nose is a bit light, though I get some nice honey, light pepper and bread dough. Flavor profile replicates the nose, except the beer delivers a bit more flavor on the palate. The light honey sweetness is balanced nicely by some modest hoppy bitterness, leading to a clean, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and the beer has a thirst quenching property that is attractive.

I doubt I'll give up on German or local pils for this beer any time soon, but this is a decent, easy to appreciate beer from Smuttynose.

John_M, May 18, 2011
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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 dsa7783
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on-tap at the Cloverleaf tavern. I wasn't too impressed with this German depiction. Spritzy, light, with a dash of lemon and honey zest but overall nothing to brag about. A good warm-weather, Summertime beer to say the least; otherwise not one of Smuttyose's best depictions.

dsa7783, May 01, 2011
Photo of uustal
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden yellow, almost see through. Bright white one-finger head. Aroma of grass, light toasted grain. Very light, crisp, compact flavor. Light sweet grass flavor. Toasty grains, yeast and sweet pale malt. Hint of spice, but like the general flavor, nothing overpowering or dominating. Very cohesive, drinkable, crisp and dry.

uustal, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of pburland23
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I spent last weekend visiting a buddy who works for Smuttynose and he had just picked up a case of Vunderbahr. Good timing for me.

Beer pours a bright, clean, clear golden color with a finger of bright white head. Nose is very kolsch-like. It's slightly bready with a nice helping of sweet malts.

The taste is grassy and hearty with some caramel malt sweetness. It's an amazing crisp and smooth tasting pilsener.

It's light-bodied and eminently drinkable lager. As for drinkability, it's amazing. Smooth, crisp, easy to drink. I wish Smutty would release Vunderbahr as a regular release as this it would be a great, gateway craft beer for non-beer geeks.

pburland23, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of joepais
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this with notes, and yes I had it from a bottle in October. I was fooling around with the smutty brewers saying they were trying to one up Tod Mott on this one, after the great Pills Tod brewed. So they slipped me a bottle to try. I poured this into a Pills glass and I was greeted with a two finger head on top of a clear golden yellow brew.

The bready aromas of yeast starts this one off followed with some nice lemon citrus hops. I did get a slight, I mean slight toast or roast in the nose as well.

I love lagers I wish my local breweries' did more. The subtle sweet bready malts along with the delicate grassy hops are delightful. I think the clean and crisp aspect of the brew make this an awesome drinking brew. The slightly drying hop finish completes it. This brew would be way to easy to drink mass quantities of. I hope to see more of this next year.

joepais, Dec 27, 2010
Smuttynose Short Batch #11 - Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.