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Alter Ego - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 11-03-2012)
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Reviews by crwrunner:
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-28-2013 01:05:44 | More by crwrunner
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-26-2014 03:36:31 | More by avisong
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 15:58:42 | More by Cyrano41
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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium size delicately bubbly white head. Good retention and some lacing on the glass. The aroma is mild...some Belgian yeast and light fruit.

Taste is more prominent. Light fruit, some Belgian yeast, lemon zest and a bit of spicing.. Good flavor but lacking the Saison "funk" that I like.

Mouthfeel is light (not weak or watery) and nicely carbonated. Lighter than most Saisons

Overall, a good summertime ale. Not the best Saison out there since it lacks the musty/funky aspect.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 16:33:50 | More by JayQue
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-21-2014 13:24:17 | More by John_Beeryman
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-17-2014 20:51:31 | More by rwill2001
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

07-12-2014 18:49:37 | More by hornsup
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

07-09-2014 20:31:21 | More by MattSharpless
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-07-2014 00:24:32 | More by Cunnla
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-05-2014 14:32:25 | More by Sonofalime
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, no date, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow. Thin white foam with lots of persistent fine lacing.

Smell: Musty, earthy, grains, chalky yeast.

Taste: Earthy herbal/leafy hop flavors dominate. Some wheat and bready malt underneath it all.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light carbonation, good thickness. A little bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / drinkability: I've been spoiled by Saison Dupont, and with this I view it as having some of the flavors of a saison, but not capturing that light refreshing feeling. Still, tasty enough, just not a great beer. An above average one though.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 23:45:10 | More by damndirtyape
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Virginia

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06-24-2014 08:50:12 | More by seanchai
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Hawaii

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Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy, light golden-aber hue, with a thin, quickly-fading, off-white head.

S: Fruity esters dominate, with faint vinegar notes. Sweet, yeasty bread also present.

T: Not much malt - it goes straight to tart, dry fruit, and even that is short lived. The dry, bitter finish arrives early and stays late, albeit with some yeasty and earthy notes as well.

M: Moist and nicely carbonated, transitioning to quite dry in the finish.

O: Less complex than I was expecting for the style, and even based on the smell. Drinkable, but I've had better saisons for sure.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 20:14:23 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Virginia

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Virginia

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Virginia

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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.