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Smuttynose Zinneke - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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85
very good

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style stout, partially aged in bourbon barrels.

8.4% abv 50 IBU
Malts: North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate,
Roasted Barley, Brown Malt
Hops: Magnum, Glacier
Mojo: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-25-2012)
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cavedave

New York

2.48/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Darkest brown, thick looking, big topper of light brown foam that really hangs in. Perhaps this beer's best feature.

Woaah, didn't think I would smell all the flavors advertised, but wheat, dark malts, belgian yeasts, and candi sugar are all big players here in a rendition called, on its label, a stout. Fruity, yeasty and sweet roast, sort of coffee in there.

This Belgian Wheat Stout, aka BSDA, good catchall, has a strong and muddled taste of all above, and no barrel in taste or nose. Plenty of sweet in it, and not so much in a good way. Dark fruit for sure, but also not playing well with the myriad rooty and roasty notes that rule the end of the sip. Not delicious, but points for strange.

Here is the biggest fail, syrupy, and clingy in a bad, mediciny sort of way. Med. carb. but maybe too much, maybe too low, maybe it doesn't matter. Not a clean linger TSTL.

Some would argue a Belgian Wheatwine Stout BSDA is a bad idea. I would agree with them. This yeast doesn't play well with other flavors here. I wouldn't get this again, suggest you do the same.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 22:36:48 | More by cavedave
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Smuttynose Zinneke from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.