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Alter Ego - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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LordTorgamus

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39%

06-14-2013 05:41:53 | More by LordTorgamus
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KMcG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-07-2014 17:20:05 | More by KMcG
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-10-2014 16:36:19 | More by VeganUndead
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-22-2013 13:35:01 | More by ShanePB
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-23-2013 15:53:08 | More by Rhettroactive
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-30-2014 04:17:54 | More by RobertColianni
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-14-2013 18:40:27 | More by djrn2
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
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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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2014 22:15:21 | More by abrodsky
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-01-2012 20:07:36 | More by LambicKing
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Cunnla

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-07-2014 00:24:32 | More by Cunnla
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-03-2014 19:07:01 | More by July2Nov
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-29-2014 20:14:10 | More by atrocity
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-17-2013 22:13:41 | More by SonOfKyuss
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derricksmalls

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-06-2013 04:13:10 | More by derricksmalls
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-02-2014 17:48:27 | More by flyersfan900
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange with minimal head and lace on top of a spicy, citrusy with mild fruit ester aroma with touch of sweetness. Lighter bodied than other saisons, a tad too spicy for my liking, kind of draws away from some good orangey-citric and sweet fruit and malt flavors. Spices and some sharp carbonation lead to a dryer finish than usual and there's a touch of sour puckering as I get near to finishing this beer. Not fantastic but a good session saison.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 12:54:15 | More by clayrock81
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev 0%
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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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-06-2014 21:10:42 | More by Mantooth
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-26-2014 03:36:31 | More by avisong
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-09-2013 05:00:32 | More by Mattyb79
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mlindale

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-17-2013 17:52:01 | More by mlindale
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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.