Smuttynose Vunderbar! - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
Pours straw yellow with a decent white foam head. Some splashy lace.
Clean grassy and light malt aromas.
Good grassy malt up front. Some bread notes, a little mineral. I like how this dries out a bit as this goes from malt to bitter hop notes. Finishes a bit bitter and mildly malty.
Lighter bodied. Good carbonation.
Nice brew. Good domestic version of the style.
10-12-2013 00:44:16 | More by OtherShoe2
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4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
10-20-2013 22:03:14 | More by tastybeer
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
The color is cloudy and yellow but interesting. The almost unfiltered look masks the carbonation that bubbles through the body. All this effervescent bubbling and no signs of a head. The pour was true but it amounted to a wispy layer of loosely knit bubbles that just blew away.
The scent is fruity with grainy cereal malts, light barley, fresh bread and tinges of hop bitterness. At first glance, with my nose that is, I caught lemon twist and light banana. It was fleeting but then true Pilsner scent arrived.
The taste and feel are deeply intertwined as a crisp clean refreshing taste ends in a similar feel. Cereal maltiness compliment a bready grain and end in more hops than in typical Pilsners. Very easy on the throat the carbonation is easily visible but barely noticeable. This is a light airy version of a Pilsner and a very good one at that.
08-15-2013 21:46:01 | More by KYGunner
2.55/5 rDev -29.9%
given a single bottle in Feb 2014. Poured into a Pilsener glass, served at fridge temp.
appearance: hazy honeycomb yellow with a thick soft white head.
smell: lemon citrus with sugary notes. The usual spicy hop bouquest which is Pilsener trait is absent.
taste: thick malt with a vegetal funk.
overall: maybe a bad bottle or maybe just bad beer.
05-07-2014 23:03:38 | More by fx20736
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
Darn, first time I've seen this in my bottle shop (visit every week) and on 3/2 it has a best buy date of 12/19/13. I thought I didn't have to check label for a pilsner but guess I do.
For a pilsner this beer looks more like a pale wheat ale. Cloudy yellow instead of the usual golden clear crispness. Decent head and ok retention but fizzy like a soda.
Has some noble hop presence but perhaps its a little subdued do to the oldness of this sample.
This is a very well balanced and pleasant pilsner. Good authentic flavoring, light, not too over hopped (I'm talking to you Victory Prima). Fizzy in the mouth which is a little off putting but minor.
I'll revisit this one again if I can find a fresh one. Nice pilsner none the less.
03-02-2014 19:02:48 | More by bubseymour
Smuttynose Vunderbar! from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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