Spank
Smuttynose Brewing Company

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From:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 7.58%
Ratings:
168
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 06, 2020
Added:
May 04, 2015
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  36
SCORE
89
Very Good
SpankSpank
Notes: 21st Birthday Beer, hoppy saison
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3.77 by Grinky from Illinois on Feb 06, 2020
 
3.97 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 02, 2017
 
3.85 by valkyre65 from Texas on Nov 09, 2016
 
3.98 by elvisdoc from Florida on Oct 26, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Reviewed on 6/6/15
Good complexity, plenty of heat.
Very dry, earthy hop, earthy toned yeast, slightly sour and funky.
A well rounded, semi complex flavor, decent, but not outstanding yeast effect.
Not too shabby for an American saison.

Aug 12, 2016
 
3 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
 
3.52 by curtisjoseph from North Carolina on Apr 13, 2016
 
4 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Mar 07, 2016
 
3.98 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina on Mar 05, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beerjerk666 from Florida

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Belgian tulip. Imprinted on the bottle: Bottled in 2015 ABV 7.8%

Look: Hazy golden orange to brownish, soapy white head that dissipated quickly. No lacing.

Smell: Apples, earthy hops, farmhouse funk.

Taste: Plenty of yeasty funkiness and hop bitterness.

Feel: Light feel, dry finish.

Overall: Not bad, but not the best I've ever had. Most likely would not pick this one up again if available; just not a huge fan of the taste.

Feb 23, 2016
 
3.75 by rossracing from Illinois on Feb 21, 2016
 
4 by BamfBacon from Ohio on Feb 08, 2016
 
4.11 by Oakley from North Carolina on Feb 05, 2016
 
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Feb 05, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by AryaSparge from District of Columbia

Clearly a farmhouse ale, but Spank definitely delivers on hops. One of the few beers that tastes great but doesn't smell as good as it tastes. Kept picking up notes of Brett, but my fiancé (who hates anything with a hint of funk) really enjoyed this, so maybe not? Overall, finishes juicy and hoppy. Neat beer.

Jan 24, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Billolick from New York

Bomber bottle - "brewed in 2015"

Pours clouded under a long lasting khaki cap. Leaves spotted and ringed sheets of lacing.

On the nose its pepper, lime, lemon

Flavorful hopped up saison, more lime, pepper, and also grainy hops and and toasted whole,wheat bread.....tasty and enjoyable....worth a try

Jan 18, 2016
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3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by PEESHALEODEJANARO from New York

The bottle is cool. I drank out of the bottle as I was outside on a really hot day over Labor Day Weekend 2015 while making tomato sauce with my bro-in-law and his family. The smell of the beer was rich. It tasted really nicely. It felt and tasted like well-crafted beer. I hope they make it again. It help quench my thirst and made the day that much more enjoyable. I will not forget it.

Jan 07, 2016
 
3.93 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Jan 04, 2016
 
2.75 by Lefty_P_Hand from Maine on Dec 29, 2015
 
4.24 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Dec 14, 2015
 
3.61 by NatSmith from South Carolina on Dec 08, 2015
 
4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Nov 28, 2015
 
3.68 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on Nov 16, 2015
 
4.73 by hop_junkie from New Hampshire on Nov 14, 2015
 
3.64 by Hoppierheadsprevail from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.88 by jpjpjp from Texas on Nov 02, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Retention is mild, as is lacing. Sweeter farmhouse aroma with some citrus. Strong farmhouse taste with some sweetness and slight citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Enjoyed this beer. Good farmhouse taste.

Oct 25, 2015
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Oct 20, 2015
 
3.5 by invalid665 from Illinois on Oct 17, 2015
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tilly from Kentucky

P: Hazy golden straw, with a huge two finger fluffy white head.
A: Malt, citrus, earthy, spice.
T: Lemon curd, spices, floral and fruity.
M: Dry, slight bitterness, medium body, slight alcohol,
O: Bold Saison, not the typical farm house ale I'm used to. Good job Smuttynose.

Oct 14, 2015
 
4.25 by OGShotzy from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2015
 
4.24 by chicagobeerguy from Illinois on Oct 07, 2015
 
4.03 by lochef81 from Michigan on Oct 07, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: orange, lemon, and coriander; a little peppery spice;

T: mostly orange and lemon through mid-palate; coriander and pepper are way in the background; flavor fades toward the end; a touch of spice at the finish and very mild bitterness in the aftertaste;

ML light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation - slightly effervescent; lightly dry finish;

O: very refreshing;

Oct 04, 2015
 
3.68 by Didier from New Hampshire on Sep 26, 2015
 
4.25 by Dirk_Chappelle from New Hampshire on Sep 26, 2015
 
4.29 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Sep 25, 2015
 
3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Sep 21, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Gavage from Nevada

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls to some spotty bubbles.

Smell: caramel, ripe fruits, citrus, and a floral bitterness are detectable with the nose.

Taste: caramel, pepper, clove, lemon zest, mango, a bit of funk, and a nice floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste. Refreshing.

Overall: a nice hoppy saison that is well balanced and is easy to drink.

Sep 20, 2015
 
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 19, 2015
Spank from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 168 ratings