Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short WeisseSmuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse
BA SCORE
3.6/5
59 Ratings
Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short WeisseSmuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by johnnnniee on 10-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
59
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 12
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 11/20/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a murky gold/amber color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strawberries and light malts, but not much else as you would expect from the style.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of sourness followed by tart flavors of strawberries and other fruits. The malt character is thin and there is very little hops presence as it should be in this type of beer but there’s still a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.26/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from The Drinkery
Pours a turbid deep straw color with a smallish bone white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of light grapefruit, strawberry, and a bit of plastic phenol. Very disappointing aroma! The flavor is light and tart with hints of lemon grapefruit and definitely a strawberry presence. There is that phenol there that reminds me of melted plastic. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart almost puckering mouthfeel. Huge disappointment for me here. If not for the plastic this would be a fantastic beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours an interesting pinky, off-white color. Looks like a strawberry milk with not enough strawberry syrup. Bigger, white sudsy head.

S-Smells of light strawberries and wheat. Hints of tartness. Organic, natural aroma. Underripe berry and rhubarbs.

T-I enjoyed this. It's a buzzy Berliner with fruit accentuations. Not aggressively fruity or tart, it just manages to work. Dry wheat, lightly sour. Soft but vibrant.

M-Supremely easy to drink. Pleasant bubbles and body. Obviously no alcohol whatsoever.

O/D-I really like this one. I heard better things about the original Strawberry only version but this one I thought wasa treat on its own. Smuttynose has been killing their Short Batch series.

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2.44/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From notes. Draft at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours an extremely cloudy fluorescent pink color which kind of looks like a cross between grapefruit juice and a bloody Mary. One finger frothy white head that quickly settles into thin, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

The aroma of his beer is really bland. All I'm picking up is water until it warms up considerably. After a while there's very faint lactic funk and a touch of strawberry and cream. Other than that, the nose on this beer is severely lacking. Very disappointing.

Full body with strong acidic sourness up front that lingers over bready yeast and sweet fruit into a dry finish. Pretty tart and puckering but taste strongly of runts/sweetheart candy. Subtle lactic funk but more creamy/cheesy than musty. Lots of jammy, seedy strawberry and cream flavor countered by sourdough bread and very faint citrus peel. An interesting take to use strawberry and rhubarb in this style but something feels off here. Tartness/acidity level is okay but it has an artificial candy taste to it. Not much wheat beer character with only subtle bread/yeast and citrus flavor. Strawbery and cream is the most pleasant thing going on here. Adds a unique flavor to the style but I wish it had stronger traditional Berliner flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks... strange, opaque milky pink-tinged yellow. Decent head and lacing. The beer has a scent that fits it's name, but style? Rhubarb pie or strawberry-kiwi notes, but missing a sour bite.

The same could be said of the taste. The sour hints are there; they lead you to the edge, but throw up a barrier to save your palate from the puckering crash of thrilling free-fall. If it could have just let you fall, even with a lifeline, it would have gotten a tick or two higher. Even so, I could have this as a sour-ish substitute were the real thing not available.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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