Smittytown - Temperance Beer Co.

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Temperance Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of emerge077
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Temperance tulip glass at Green Lady.

Opaque reddish brown in color, sticky and sudsy head that leaves a halo of wispy seafoam flecks in the glass. Head has lasting retention.

Aroma is on the mild side, somewhat yeasty with some light earthy malt notes.

Taste is ok, fairly malty in taste, dry with a mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Light toast and grain husk qualities, as it warms it gets a little flabby in feel, with a slight blandness at one point. It's medium bodied and somewhat smooth. The beer was decent but not something i'd likely return to.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

3/17/15 (Can) - Brown copper pour, thick texture, minimal white head, medium carbonation. Nice bread and malt aroma. Taste is pleasant strong bitter hops, bread, caramel and hops which I enjoyed. Feel is strong, with a nice full texture, carbonation and presence going down despite the low ABV. Overall good offering.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, with no apparent freshness date or canning information present. Acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My second beer from Temperance Beer Co., 5.50% abv listed on the can.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a crisp toasty looking caramel orange body with a small amount of dark sediment settled at the bottom of the glass, and about a finger of frothy khaki head that leaves behind good lacing.

S - The aroma is pleasant, but not entirely what I expected. Very bready, doughy, and yeasty. Not much American hop content is on display here, but it smells very nice and appealing. Buttery.

T - The taste is a bit bland, like the aroma, but still pleasant enough for the style. Lightly breast, toasty, malty, with some minor noticeable herbal hops peeking through on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, breast, and lightly bitter / resinous on the finish. Light-bodied and easy drinking. Slightly watery feel to it at times, but exceptionally drinkable.

Overall, a nice take on the style from Temperance Beer Co., very easy to drink. I'm very interested to try the soured version of this.

Temperance Beer Co. Smittytown -----3.5/5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Show of hands: How many people know a "Smitty"? (This includes variations like "Schmidty" and the like.) Everybody does. Weird, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy amber-tawny topped by a finger of bone foam. The nose comprises mild French bread, mixed greens, and earthy resin. The taste starts with a bready caramel character, which is then subsumed by successive waves of earth, dank greens, and mild resin. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, the maltiness and earthiness just don't mix all that well for me here, leaving me wanting with every drink.

Photo of barnzy78
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no apparent freshness date, but is newly canned so I know it's fresh
A - very hazy amber colored ale with a rocky ivory head that holds excellent retention
S - rich, sweet malts with caramel and bread crust; fresh dose of citric American hops
T - big, malty sweetness up front with caramel, bread, and grain followed by IPA-like American hop bitterness with grapefruit and pine punishing the palate
M - medium body, moderate carbonation, finishes dry and bitter
O - unique take on a classic style. I prefer a more classic ESB, but I applaud them for taking this to a different level.

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Smittytown from Temperance Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.