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

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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
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 12
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4.24/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
2.44/5  rDev -30.1%
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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3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes (On-tap at Meadhall)

Appearance: It has a nice really hazy peache/orange (cream-sickle like) color to it. It has a nice light orange head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of ripe strawberries, rhubarb, some tartness, wheat malts and a faint breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some strawberries, rhubarb, a slight acidity, some lemon tartness, a slight breadiness and wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
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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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Smuttynose Short Batch #21 - Straw - Barb Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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