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Smuttynose Vunderbar! - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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106 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KYGunner on 08-15-2013)
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Reviews by jkrich:
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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: now this is an odd pour for a pilsner - cloudy, yellowish hue with a very nice foamy white-head. This is an unfiltered interpretation that I am not used to seeing. The fizzy and carbonated character reminds me of a wheat beer.

For a pilsner the aroma was quite impressive - big lemony, almost fruity like character that again, reminds me of a wheat.

The flavor is very smooth with lemony, yeasty flavor and a nice refreshing malt aftertaste. It is very enjoyable but not pilsner like. As the lager warms in the glass, some of the European hop flavor is evident. For the style it is very unique and quite quaffable.

Appropriately light bodied for the style with a creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation gives this one a nice, zesty kick. Faintly fruity and lemony flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a great warm weather refresher but not much to style.

jkrich, Sep 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of bnes09
4.85/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light lemon yellow with excellent clarity and tons of visible bubbles. Sudsy white head leaves a layer of foam and spotty patterns of lacing.

Bright and fresh, citric, floral and spicy aroma with hints of ginger root.

Solid malt body of soft wheat bread. Burst of assertive citric and leafy hop. Super fresh flavor with a bright, crisp finish.

Light to medium bodied. Smooth throughout and crisp in the end. Very well carbonated.

One of the most tasty pilsners out there. A true classic!

bnes09, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SunDevilBeer, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Doomcifer, Jul 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Jason, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of tastybeer
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

tastybeer, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

cjgator3, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ChrisL24481, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

KYGunner, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

PhillyStyle, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

KevinGordon, Oct 17, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

JaySat, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

nebula1999, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

enelson, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

civicm87, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of fx20736
2.55/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

mouthfeel: decent.

overall: maybe a bad bottle or maybe just bad beer.

fx20736, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ShanePB, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

lisahope27, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

crbnfbr, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

pathman, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

david18, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ThrashMaster, Aug 22, 2013
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Smuttynose Vunderbar! from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.