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Smuttynose Summer Weizen | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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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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Photo of mrasskicktastic
1.57/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Hazy straw to golden color. Large bubbly head. Thick lacing. Medium visable carbonation.

S - Sort of skunky/musty crap-lager-esque aroma. Not good at all.

T - A little foul. A sort of sulphery malt that stays on an offends throughout the flavor. The aftertaste is a foul bitterness and sulphur.

M - Thin. Not too harsh, but I wouldn't call it smooth. Not even refreshing! A summer beer no less.

D - Ugh. I tried to get my friends to drink this one, but it was too unpleasant for them too. Smuttynose really disappointed with this one. They are one of my favorite breweries too!!! I will have to try this again (against my better judgement), just to make sure this was an okay keg. I doubt I will try this again after that though. Yuck!

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
2.05/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance is a light hazy golden color with a pale white head and some light lacing on the glass. Upon opening the bottle, the floral scents were pleasant, but as I drank it, the smell seemed to become more medicinal and unpleasant, almost vomit-like. The taste was different from other wheat beers - a vague floral/herbal flavor comes through, maybe a slight lemon taste, with some piney bitterness in the finish. The smell became so offensive that I couldn't finish it. This one ended in a drain pour. Bell's Oberon Ale is a much better beer of this style.

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Photo of funkengruven
2.12/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Seriously, what is this?!?!

It poured nicely leaving some decent head and some lacing, but it smells terrible, nasty musty aroma that carries into the flavor, none of the smoothness of a good wheat beer just musty funk. Some bitterness at the end but it is not a good bitterness. Aftertaste has some grains in there but it's dominated by an overpowering musty aroma. Not very good, not very drinkable.

This is my third from this brewer and I have yet to be impressed. Their pumpkin ale tastes like turpentine, the Hanami ale tastes like battery acid, and this tastes like a musty old sock. I'm willing to give this brewer a chance if someone could direct me to something decent these guys make.

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2.2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma is typical of weizens; clove, banana and some odd spicing I can't put my finger on. Some hop aromas in the finish. The taste is not impressive in the slightest. Taste is dominated by the yeast character, needs more malty body or hop aroma or something. Floral/herbal presence is unbalanced and offputting for my liking. I have definitely smelled/tasted much "better" weizen yeast combinations. The faint malt and wheat are not enough to overcome the other numerous misses with this beer. No thanks in the future for me.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of TongoRad
2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a mostly clear golden yellow with a rocky long-lasting head.

Aroma is, well, odd. There is some fruit (banana, mango), spicy phenols suggesting coriander and lemon peel, and some maltiness. On the negative side are medicinal phenols and an overall abrasiveness. It seems like it wants to be either a wit or a weizen but can't commit to either.

Unfortunately that abrasiveness also dominates the palate. Some fruit is there as well as the more pleasant phenols. But there is also a tannic astringency and an over-abundance of bitterness. It is really difficult to get past these negative qualities and into the heart of the beer, but something really went wrong here. Whether that something was in the concept or the execution is hard to say, but something is out of whack, at least in the two bottles I sampled. The fact that the label is incorrect and the freshness date of May is suspect doesn't help. I'd pass on another.

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Photo of Chico1985
2.44/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up on a whim for a mix-a-six at Julio's.

Pours hazy light brownish orange. White head turns to a thick ring and leaves a bit of lacing. Tiny amount of flecks sit at the bottom.

Mostly a lemony, bready macro scent. Not appealing.

Taste luckily beats out the smell...at first. Either way it's pretty much like a million other pale wheat ales, no weizen-ness here. Nice yeasty aftertaste but otherwise quite bland. Light lemon, citrus and wheat. I'm not sure what taste chamomile would present (floral/tea?) but I don't think I'm getting it. As it warms up I get tastes of garbage, blech.

Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is good but a little thin.

This truthfully wasn't bad until it warmed up, hurry and drink it cold and you'll get a mediocre wheat ale.

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2.44/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cloudy straw color with a thin off white bit of foam that quickly disappears to a few spotty islands. Not a beauty contest winner for sure.

Light aroma of tart yeast, and a bit of spice. No hint of chamomille, or any of the other estery aromas promised on label.

Taste starts with a bit of sweet, some tart yeast, a bit of saison peppery note to it, and some herbal in the swallow. Not really very tasty.

Mouthfeel is sort of thick and very low carb., with a finish that is...less than optimal.

I heartily do not recommend this beer.

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2.48/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Gmann
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an almost clear straw color with a nice soapy white head. This looks more like a pils than a wheat beer. The aroma is grainy, with a lemony detergent like smell, some tart apple skins. Not very good. The taste is of pale malt, kind of grainy, has a lemony and granny smith apple tartness, and a noticable grassy hop profile in the end. The feel is moderate with nice carbonation but finishes quite astringent and tart. This is a very disappointing wheat brew. I won't get into the fact that they call this brew a Weizen. Its very grainy for a wheat brew, not very smooth, and really just a mess. I don't recommend.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of AD17
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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Smuttynose Summer Weizen from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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