Smuttlabs Blueberry Short Weisse
Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttlabs Blueberry Short WeisseSmuttlabs Blueberry Short Weisse
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #318
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,919
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.08%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
156
From:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Blueberry Short Weisse kicks off Smuttynose’s canned Short Weisse series with a New England classic! The clean, tart acidity of our lactic fermentation process contributes massive refreshment to beer drinkers. Blueberry aging adds not only a striking purple color, but a delicious flavor nuance that’s pure summer. The lightweight can package means you can take this fruity refreshment golfing, hiking, to the beach, or boating. Smuttynose Short Weisse beers are made with a time consuming two-part fermentation process that happens in both the brewhouse and the fermenter. The first stage takes place in the kettle with a dose of our house lactobacillus, a bacteria that’s a key component in making yogurt and sour cream. The second phase takes place in the fermenter with a German-style hefeweizen yeast. This time consuming process means we can only make limited amounts of Short Weisse beers. Fortune favors the bold – get your orders in soon!
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Reviews by ThaJokerWild:
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4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

It is a relatively cooler evening tonight than it has been the past few days, but it is still hot & humid enough that anything involving blueberries sounds really good. It is even better when it CAN be in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Crafting fine beers in NH since 1994"; "Make mine a Smutty!"

The Crack! inspired an inverted Glug, but what happened next was CANpletely unexpected. I got two-plus fingers of foamy, fizzy, pink (yes, pink!) head that simply fizzled its way out of existence. The liquid in my glass was a slightly-hazy Magenta (SRM = N/A). Wow! Nose smelled of blueberries, but not as strongly as I had hoped. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. The taste was very tart, fitting for a Berliner Weisse, but overpowering for the accompanying blueberries. Poor blueberries! The finish was absolutely dry and I kept hoping that the blueberries would become more assertive at some point in this whole CANcoction, but I was left disappointed. I fail to see the point of their addition in this, other than color, rendering more of a novelty than something that I would return to on a routine basis. Oh well. Onward!

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

Pale pink body, almost with a bit of grapefruit dark orange color, with a light fizzy three finger pink head that dissolves slowly but steadily to a simple collar. Quite clear with minimal carbonation.

Really good fruited nose. Blueberry warmth, and thick husky grains. Moderate tartness but goes for a juiced fruit angle that really comes out nice. Grains come out a bit cereal and sweet smelling, forgoing wheat chew and classic thickness, but the density is there. Very nice.

Palate goes a little simpler. Fruited nice blueberry flavor, but with a malt depth that doesn't really back it up. Fruit forward, and a nice blueberry tone that isn't artificial either and quite tasty. A good tart quality that does manage to kick in, makes you remember this is still a Berliner, but leaves much of the tangy sour character behind in full front blueberry mild sweetness.

This is a very good fruited brew, but manages to overtake much of the Berliner Weisse character down a bit.

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Photo of LeRose
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blue-tinted pinkish color. Rapid, big bubble in the head which fell quickly similar to other beers in the style that I've had.

Aroma - tart fruit, some bread like malt, a hint of sweetness, not too much blueberry.

Taste - opens with sour that has some slight funk along with it, then a bit of sweetness followed by blueberry on the finish.

Feel - quite dry and crisp. The sourness is enough to give the teeth that "squeaky" feeling. Pretty highly carbonated and it did give a bit of the bloating feel.

Overall a decent beer that was refreshing enough. Glad I had it, but not something I would go out of my way for.

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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.02/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.09/5  rDev +3%
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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smuttlabs Blueberry Short Weisse from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 156 ratings