Smuttynose Summer Weizen | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Summer Weizen

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.46%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light, tasty & full of character, our summer wheat ale is brewed with a combination of domestic and continental wheat and barley malts, lightly hopped & fermented with a Belgian wit yeast, resulting in a delightfully tangy & refreshing flavor.

15 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 06-05-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 688 |  Reviews: 315
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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.67/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle obtained at Shaw's (7.49$/sixer) best by October 2009. Pours a hazy golden yellow body with a half inch of short-lived off-white head. Smells really good - lemon, orange, a bit of pith, a touch of spice maybe? Tastes sweet and fruity, with orange and lemon at the forefront, some pith, and a touch of caramel toward the middle to finish. Aqueous mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Goes down way too easily, even for the style. An extremely decent American wheat. Another slam-dunk for Smuttynose! And for the availability and price down here, I can see myself drinking an awful lot of this beer this summer!

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Photo of Naes
4.54/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not my normal style of beer, but because it is a Smutty, I had to try it.

This one is golden yellow and slightly cloudy with a fast fading white head. Even pored this one aggressively, and still the runaway head. (Later I noticed that it does cling to the side of my glass)

The smell is strong. Fruit and spice overpower the aroma in a very inviting way.

This beer has a bold flavor (spice) that I can not put my finger on. It leads me to take another sip, just to try and figure out where I know that flavor from. A wonderful mix of mystery spice and hops.

This beer is very drinkable, smooth and easy going, yet has enough flavor to satisfy those who need a bit of bite. I could definitely have another.

Another job well done by the people at Smutty.

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Photo of 214beernuts
4.52/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Summer Weizen 2010. I do not get very technical with my beer reviews so I apologize for the short and sweet review. I love wheat beers but I am not a fan of the banana aromas/flavors. I really like the decision to use the belgian yeast. I think this beer is very clean tasting, has a great mouthfeel and is extremely drinkable for the summertime. Smuttynose uses chamomile flower in this beer and I have to say as the beer warms up a bit it is very noticeable which is awesome! It has def earned a permanent spot in my fridge this summer!!


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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mmmbeer
4.42/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by September '06. It pours a cloudy pale gold that borders on yellow and it has medium carbonation that goes up to a 1 finger white head that leaves nice lacing. It smells pleasantly spicy, with yeast, banana, a wheat tang, and some perfumy/citric hops. The flavor consists of this and a nice dose of medicinal phenols, orange peel, light lemon and coriander, light piney hops and a medium bitterness from both the hops and the phenols. The body is medium, it leaves a medium finish, and it's overall a tasty summer ale that is packed with flavor and tastes almost Belgian. Would definitely come back to this one.

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Photo of gpcollen1
4.4/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Almost a year to the day of my previous review oddly enough. This one still stays in the underrated category as per my first review. Aroma is slightly tart with hops coming through. Taste is again slightly tart and citric with some bread-like aspects. Hops jump in and dominate the finish although still a bit of a twang. Just a simple, thirst quenching, hoppy and delicious summer drinking beer. I am kicking up drinkability and taste on this one.

Pours a golden yellow into my Imp Pint yielding a playful half-inch head that maintains its fluffiness for a while.Lots of carbonation billowing from the etched bottom. A hint of cloudiness remains as proof of the yeast swirl.

Aroma is slightly citric and spicy with a bit of hoppy overtone. Tast follows right up the nose with some citrus and spice on top of a medium bodied bready malt flavor. Hops rides in throughout but really lingers on the finish encouraging another sip.

This is quite nice. I like some of the slightly hoppy versions of American Wheat Ale. Just a solid sessionable summertime - or all year round - brew. [4 4 4 4 4.5]

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Photo of illpass78
4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow with a two-inch white head that has some pretty great retention. A pretty good sized head stayed on this beer for the entirety of my meal. Lacing moderate to high.

Aroma: This beer has some typical wheat, citrus, and spice aromas, but also kind of smells like flowers. It's not "floral" so much as "like some nice flowers." Appealing to me at least.

Taste: Great summer wheat flavors. It's heavy on citrus, orange and wheat, and there's that nice chamomile accent. There's also some lemon, malt and spice.

Mouthfeel: Summer-level depth, as you'd expect.

Overall: Among my favorite summer beers I've tried this year. It's relatively simple, but it's really tasty and refreshing and reasonably complex for a picnic-worthy beer. Smuttynose is really good at what they do, and this is more proof.

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Photo of NODAK
4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is of lemon with wheat. Pretty simple and basic...smells like a summer beer to me.

Hazy and golden, as per expectations.

Taste is predominately citrusy, most notably of lemon, all over the body of the beer. This is followed by a large dosing of wheat and graininess together leading the beer out to the finish where there's a small but persistant lingering medicinal bitterness that finishes the beer.

I really, really enjoyed this beer. Great summer refresher here. The lemon and the wheat/grain work so well together.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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Photo of MattBrooks
4.23/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Packaged in the new Summer Weizen Ale bottle with yet another "vintage" photograph on the label that looks like it was taken at a pool party over at my grandparents house 20 years ago. The name says it all "Summer Weizen Ale", because it starts off with fruit notes such as macintosh apple and orange peel but has a rich frothy head with classic wheat notes throughout. It also has a strong, clean, pronounced finish. At 5%, it goes down smooth and easy and is a great addition to the Smutty line.

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Photo of mzrebiec
4.21/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer at the Millvale Brewfest. It was on draft and poured a beautiful gold with a very slight haze. The head was present and diminished quickly. The nose was not very apparent but did offer some slight citrus notes. Then came the refreshing flavors of the beer. Not overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, it offered very clean and crisp flavors that were light in a good way. It was so refreshing in the heat of the day. A note to most people who do not like wheat beers or say they do not. Try this beer. It will change your mind on wheats, as it does not have that huge mouthfeel that some wheats can carry. It is moderate in that department which makes it a great beer for everyone in the summer heat.


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Photo of Gavage
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a pale and hazy yellow color with a 2" head that lingers. Spotty lacing develops during the session.

Smell: very pleasant wheat, spices, and yeast.

Taste: this leans more heavily towards the wheat tones over the banana, clove, and pepper making it more bread like. Nice complimenting bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: very crisp at the start and finish, and the aftertaste is pretty clean as the wheat tones gently linger on the tongue very briefly. Light-medium in body.

Drinkabilty: I found this to be an easy quaffing beer on a warm summer day. Refreshing and leaves you wanting another when the glass is empty.

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Photo of villainchiwwin
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in pint glass at glb
glowing golden yellow color with a creamy head. decent retention; better than decent lacing. yeast, esters (spec. fruit) in the nose. tastes esthery, very light on hops, slight citrus. yeast is pleasantly noticable as are banana and a tiny touch of spice. clean, sweet finish wrapped around a subtle hops snap and slight tanginess. excellent balance. smooth, light-bodied, and crisp on the swallow.
great hot-day weizen. i need to find this in bottles.

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Photo of kenito799
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Hazy dark yellow brew with nice foamy head and copious rings of lace down the glass.

Lemony aroma with more grapefuity hoppiness than usual for a wheat. The flavo brings on the hoppy bitterness to complement a lemony wheaty tartness. I think this works quite well, unlike any european style wheat, befits an American experiment. Refreshing and summery but keeps hop lovers happy. Another nice offering from this brewery.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Smuttynose pint glass.

Pours clear, bright yellow with a finger and a half of sticky foam that dissipates slowly and coats the glass. Aroma is fairly neutral, some pale malt sweetness, minimal hops, and a tinge of lemon/grapefruit.

This beer tastes clean and refreshing with little to no aftertaste. The chamomile does come through with a subtle floral flavor that compliments the beer nicely. Hops aren't really present, but this beer gets along nicely without.

Overall, supremely refreshing and drinkable. Just enough body and sweetness to give this one some depth. I like.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very cloudy banana yellow golden color with a frothy one finger white head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a film of head on top.
S: Aromas of sweet fruit with grassy and wildflower hops. Nice bubblegum background. Very good smelling.
T/M: Big sweet bubblegum flavors up front with a good spritzy carbonation blast that follows. Flavors that also came through include pear, lemon, and a good spicyness. Grassy hop flavor with a wheaty malty presence in there. A bit gritty on the palate, mostly on the roof of the mouth. Nice above average bitter finish thats slightly dry. Refreshing, thirst quenching and extra tasty.
D: Anything from Smuttynose is drinkable. I was just talking about that tonight. Good one to grab in the summer if you can. Recommended.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Holy zingy tartness. This has a unique flavor for sure. Kind of hazy yellow, average head, some lacing. Fruity, zesty, apple like tartness. I love the apply fruity spiciness vs. your typical Wit spices. Little earthy, but this thing really sets itself apart. I like it & will be picking up some more this summer for sure. Keep on keepin on Smutty, you guys rock!

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