Smuttlabs Finkelstein
Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 8.2%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
From:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apr 30, 2015
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oberon from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/11/2014.PoursA golden hued sunshine with a large blooming white head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass.Big herbal and spicy hops in the nose along with some toasted grain and honey esters.A little thin in the back end with spicy/herbal hop flavors intertwined with a lightly toasted bread and some more honey giving mild sweetness in the finish.Solid,I would have liked more body but it has a real nice hop profile.

Mar 04, 2015
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WanderingFool from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 11, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 11/11/2014. It pours clean with a bit of yeast at the end from bottle conditioning. Very small head, but it does last. The lace slides back into the liquid. Light gold/dark straw color with a bit of a whitish haze.

Very nice, clean smell--a touch hop cones.

Thin bodied with an elevated carbonation level--it feels like a macro. The taste, though, is anything but. The malt starts in a mild way. Quickly, a pepper-like hop bite kicks in and lasts through the long aftertaste.

Jan 10, 2015
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 25, 2014
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david18 from New York

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 22, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Bert's
Light golden color bubbly white head. Floral spicy hop aromas with light crackery bread beneath. Lemony wheat in there as well. Odd mash up of flavors, not quite clean enough to be a lager.

Jan 11, 2015
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Durge from Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 20, 2015
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SABERG from Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 14, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the corked, caged 12.7 oz bottle. Bottled 11/11/14. Sampling it on January 15, 2015.

Pale yellow, heady pour.

Aroma of toasted pilsener or German malts with a clean hop character.

Light and refreshing body.

Breaded, sweet malt character in the taste with a clean, quick finish. It said drink fresh and this is more than two months from bottling. It may have had an impact.

Jan 15, 2015
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MA08 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 28, 2014
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abcdefghijkyle from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 12, 2015
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jbertsch from Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Dec 29, 2014
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Howlader from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2015
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jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dec 30, 2014
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Johncnh from New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2014
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JasonHaviland from New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2014
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Redrock from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a Pale golden color

Smell - citrus, piny, and sweet

Taste - Lemon lime notes from the Motueka hops, also some melon notes make this unique. It is sweet up from and mildly bitter on the end.

Feel - this Pale Lager has a crisp clean finish, would make a good summer brew.

Overall - This was a good brew overall, but let me down a bit. I was hoping for more bite, and the finish is just off. That being said it was an easy drinker and worth checking out.

Jan 30, 2015
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mjstacker from New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2014
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kdivers from New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2015
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Wattie from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 08, 2015
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PeterJBr from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 22, 2014
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Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2015
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WoostaBia from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 22, 2014
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Zaktcc from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2015
Smuttlabs Finkelstein from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 26 ratings