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Smuttynose Vunderbar! - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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 +3.3%

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.

09-21-2013 23:09:21 | More by jkrich
More User Reviews:
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4.85/5  rDev +33.2%

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!

12-19-2013 05:31:53 | More by bnes09
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-26-2013 23:44:07 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-10-2014 22:07:05 | More by Doomcifer
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2013 02:22:44 | More by acurtis
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North Carolina

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
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 16:33:18 | More by ChrisL24481
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-17-2013 22:38:39 | More by KevinGordon
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-22-2014 20:28:00 | More by mrcraft
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-22-2013 23:52:30 | More by nebula1999
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-10-2013 23:09:16 | More by enelson
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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.

mouthfeel: decent.

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

05-07-2014 23:03:38 | More by fx20736
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 14:42:47 | More by ShanePB
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-06-2014 17:02:35 | More by lisahope27
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-22-2013 09:07:08 | More by crbnfbr
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-20-2014 13:56:43 | More by david18
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 01:51:33 | More by ThrashMaster
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2013 23:05:21 | More by Broke
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Smuttynose Vunderbar! from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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