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Alter Ego - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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84
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76 Ratings
THE BROS
86
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 11-03-2012

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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 12
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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Quite the bold Saison we have here. Feigns to be bigger than it actually is, and works for the beer rather than against it. New complexities open up with each taste. A real treat to sip, and we had no problem polishing off the growler. Perhaps Smartmouth should dabble a bit more in the Belgian arena?

STYLE: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed golden orange, sufficient lacing

SMELL: Lemon zest, green peppercorn, pithy, taffy, bready, nutty yeast, hint of alcohol

TASTE: Crisp pop, smooth, medium bodied, grainy, mildly biscuity, peppery, alcoholic warmth, mild medicinal phenols, lemon peel, balancing bitterness, bread crust, yeast, ripe pears, semidry finish

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4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Smartmouth Brewing Company. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Has a nice, fruity taste and good body. An across the board above average Saison.

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3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12 oz can, canned 8/27/14. 6.2% ABV.
a - hazy straw-yellow, frothy head.
s - spicy, banana peel - subdued classic belgian yeast scent.
t - spices, fruit. banana peel, lemon. a little juice-like in the finish.
m - slightly creamy, light-med bodied.
o - comparable to a classic belgian saison...even a belgian wit for some reason. not very unique. clearly an imitation of the classic belgian taste. a good offering though, from a small, local brewery.

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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.