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Alter Ego - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Beer-A-Lot on 11-03-2012

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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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I had been saying for a while that once I finished with the Great Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014, I was going to resume The CANQuest (TM) in earnest and I am doing just that! I've been away so long that it's good to be back.
From the CAN: "Born and raised in Norfolk, VA"; "It's who you are on the inside that counts."; "Brewed for thought."; "The unexamined beer is not worth brewing"; "Release your inner spirit with Alter Ego (TM), an effervescent and refreshing beer with fruity notes and a dry finish. Brewed in the Belgian style, this Saison is a shout-out to the Alter Ego in each of us. Not only does it pair well with shellfish & ripe soft cheeses, it also inspired a certain lawyer to quit his job and go start a brewery."; "For refined palates".
I heard a nice, loud Crack! and so it was time for an inverted Glug. The tawny head was as fizzy as soda pop and so I sat back to see what would settle out. The answer turned out to be "not much". It fizzed its way down to nothing but wisps! Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had a very typical musty, sweet, mixed fruit smell along with a light pepperiness. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was musty, like old newspapers in the attic, with a fruitiness and a slight pepper bite on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry, leaving a lingering cheesy taste in my mouth. My palate may not be refined enough to truly appreciate such a beer, but I really would have liked to have had some cheese and crackers with this one.

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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.