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Smuttynose Bloom - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Golden brewed with Edible Flowers

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

George1799, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

WhitmansNiece, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

klawburke, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

geocool, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

DelicateDelirium, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of jbertsch
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 213 of 950. Bottled february 2013.

Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance is dark copper. White head is a touch fizzy and fades to a ring.

Aroma is wonderful. Great for spring. A potourri of flowers and spice. Lavender is noticeable among other flowers i dont know the name of.

The flavor matches the aroma. A touch of belgian candi-malt sweetness hits first, but is quickly taken over by spices and the sense of dry earthy herbs. Lavender noticeable again, but the sense of sage comes through as well (though i know it's not in the recipe). Slight fruity malt rears its head again at the end.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and dry, though once it sits for 5 minutes it gets a touch watery and thin.

Overall, this doesnt taste like a belgian pale...it tastes much more like a gruit. Frankly its very enjoyable and delicious. All the flowers used really meld well without adding too much bitterness. Rather, they provide layers of interesting flavor and some dryness.

Recomended.

jbertsch, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Hairrrrrrrr, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

outoffocus, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Dizbro21, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

aorloski, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ShemRahBoo, May 21, 2013
Photo of Skwalk47
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Both the smell and taste start with familiar clove and spice flavors but then you get the floral notes to follow. The Belgian yeast spice flavor is nicely balanced with the edible flowers. It is almost like the floral flavors chance the belgian spice and give you just as much as you want without overloading.

A tremendous brew in my opinion and something I hope they do again next year.

Skwalk47, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

HopBrain, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MenardMa, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

davey101, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

erlenmeyer, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SuyoonShin, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

hefferee, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gww1864, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of fmccormi
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a 1L swing-top growler filled at the Syracuse Real Food Co-op less than an hour before to my nice Tired Hands oversized wine glass; sixtel was tapped this morning, I believe. A BPA brewed with edible flowers, eh?

Appearance (4.5): What a lovely pour: a good three fingers of rocky, mixed fat and small bubbles composing a custard-colored foam rises off the pour, dying down to a patchy film on the surface of the beer, leaving thin patches of suds, arcs, and splotchy collars of lace around the glass early on, and a solid sheet on the far side later on. The body is a rich, auburn-amber color with a chill haze.

Smell (4.25): Lavender and chamomile are the most obvious notes right off the bat, but there’s also an interesting, almost watery-smelling vegetable note in there, like fresh cucumber—not a gross “vegetable” scent whatsoever, and in fact it’s lovely and refreshing.

Taste (3.5): Chamomile is immediately evident, along with a very light, peppery spiciness that hangs out in back; the malt comes off with a rich, spicy, bready, almost rye-like character that’s very understated (rich, but veeery restrained), along with a molasses sweetness underpinning the whole affair. There’s also a (not surprisingly) unidentified floral note that goes through the whole thing, that’s slightly lemony and tastes slightly like oregano. Very interesting.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Quite nice, with a restrained carbonation that tingles very lightly and dissipates quietly and a medium-weight body that finishes juuust on the dry side. Very quaffable, and does not drink like 6+% ABV—more like in the 4% range.

Overall (3.75): This is a pretty good beer, essentially a decent Belgian Amber with strong floral characteristics, though the chamomile seems to come off a bit stronger than I’d like. Definitely enjoyed drinking it and I appreciate the experiment, but it’s not quite as magical as I admit I was hoping. Worth a shot, if you see it somewhere and like Belgian Ambers.

fmccormi, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml, 782 of 950 bottles (2/13 release)
HF stemmed wine glass

A: Slighty hazy orange. Good carbonation. Thin layer of off white head. Forms a collar. Sticky lacing sheeting is left on the glass.

S: Smells like a golden ale. Belgian yeast. But also those floral notes. Good amount of really spring like smells.

T: It's a nice Belgian golden ale. Nothing more nothing less. Some spice on the tip of the tongue from the yeast. Some soft bready notes. Some floral flavors. Dry and refreshing finish. Clean.

M: Medium bodied. High carbo.

inlimbo77, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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Griffith, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ryanov, Mar 16, 2013
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Smuttynose Bloom from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.