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Alter Ego - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.47%
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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hornsup

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
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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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-07-2014 17:20:05 | More by KMcG
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
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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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-28-2014 23:39:55 | More by AMCPhD
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2014 16:36:19 | More by VeganUndead
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2014 17:48:27 | More by flyersfan900
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2013 22:13:41 | More by SonOfKyuss
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-19-2013 20:03:27 | More by JJStout83
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-17-2013 17:52:01 | More by mlindale
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-28-2013 03:39:53 | More by Cubatobaco
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Orangish and a bit hazy. Poured a two finger head. Left a nice ring around the glass.

S - Low amount of citrus hop aroma. Fairly sweet nose with a bit of honey.

T - Belgian yeast apparent. Slight malty sweetness on the front end, but more dry and spicy at the finish. A bit of pear coming through.

M - Light to medium.

O - Solid and drinkable beer overall.

Type: on-tap and then from growler 2 days later.

Note: As of 7/13/13 when I visited the brewery, this beer has an ABV of 6.2%, not 5.3%. They must have changed/improved their recipe since they opened in Nov. 2012. (Also, I showed up 10 minutes after they closed and they still gave me free samples as well as a private tour of the brewery. Nice!)

Serving type: growler

07-16-2013 00:47:13 | More by Xandrose
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LordTorgamus

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38%

06-14-2013 05:41:53 | More by LordTorgamus
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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.