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Smuttynose Vunderbar! - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Vunderbar!Smuttynose Vunderbar!

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%


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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jkrich

Indiana

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 23:09:21 | More by jkrich
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SnifterLifter

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-19-2014 13:08:08 | More by SnifterLifter
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

It's taken me long enough, but I've finally gotten around to trying out this semi-heralded pils. It pours a clear straw topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises strong grass, greens, mild biscuit, and a touch of what may or may not be wintergreen way in the distance. The taste brings in more of the same, noble-style hops really taking the fore without overdoing things. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a straightforwardly crisp finish. Overall, a nice pils, nothing special, but something I could easily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:01:20 | More by TMoney2591
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-02-2014 15:13:50 | More by IAmHollywood13
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

03-25-2014 04:44:27 | More by brpendergast85
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-16-2014 00:17:17 | More by Loco_Joe
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 19:02:48 | More by bubseymour
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-09-2014 13:10:36 | More by jfcaa193
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2014 13:07:05 | More by Kelp
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2014 00:18:27 | More by hopley
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2014 22:46:48 | More by kylehay2004
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-22-2013 23:52:30 | More by nebula1999
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bnes09

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +31.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 05:31:53 | More by bnes09
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Broke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-15-2013 23:05:21 | More by Broke
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mwar

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

11-29-2013 17:46:55 | More by mwar
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-24-2013 23:47:34 | More by Chugs13
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-24-2013 23:03:12 | More by cjgator3
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a delightfully flavorful representation of a pilsner that pours slightly cloudy. The nose permeates the senses with noble hops and a slight bit of maltiness. The herbaceous minty hops sweep though the palate coating the inside of my mouth while an almost unlikely sweetness subdues the initial impact of the hops. This sweetness dissipates and gives way to a pleasantly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:52:45 | More by TheBullsHorn
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-22-2013 19:06:12 | More by sendbeer
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

11-20-2013 03:36:07 | More by pathman
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2013 04:08:11 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

11-12-2013 02:16:07 | More by civicm87
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

11-11-2013 03:21:15 | More by TheBigBoy
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-10-2013 23:48:46 | More by PhillyStyle
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-09-2013 20:17:35 | More by jaxon53
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Smuttynose Vunderbar! from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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