Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttlabs Hugs 'N RainbowsSmuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows
BA SCORE
90%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 70 ratings
Smuttlabs Hugs 'N RainbowsSmuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DiscLizard on 05-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
70
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
11.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

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2/5  rDev -49.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Worthy Burger. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off white head. Settles quickly. Thin collar and nothing else.

Smell - Fruity acidity. Vanilla and oak. A little whiskey pushes through. Caramel malt.

Taste - Sour cherries and a little bit vinous. Caramel malt. Vanilla and oak in the back end, again with just a hint of bourbon. Woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderate sourness. Medium body, but it drops out in the back. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good flavors that drop off in the back leaving you wanting something more.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Small head that settles rim bubbles and leaves absolutely no lace. Reddish, dark amber color with a decent amount of cloudiness.

I detect a sour smell reminiscent of vinegar--not something I'd expect from a beer. Think Easter eggs.

This is a tart beer that fits into the Belgian family of sour beers. Similar to a Gueuze. The finish has a nearly lip-puckering acidity. The low carbonation enhances the strong flavors. Good aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Bottle # 208 of 848.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

375ml bottle shared by Dan - thanks. Bottle # 208 of 848.

A: Pours a hazy orange with just faint carbonation which is extremely thin and white at the rim and leaves only a few spots of lace.

N: Lemony citrus, tart, fruity, tannic.

T: Mild funk, citrusy acidity, oak tannins, earthy, faint dark cherries/stone fruit.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Finishes tart, funky and fruity.

O: Glad to try this.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Smuttlabs Hugs 'N Rainbows from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90% out of 100 with 70 ratings
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