Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & ISmuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaggerEyes on 12-08-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

one of those bottles that's just been existing in my cellar for too many years...90% sure that I got this from Gary one day but who knows. decided to pop it with some others taking up space.

all in all its fairly one dimensional Brett at this point. has some sweetness from the belgian? qualities I suppose that's what it is but mostly just crisp brett. not bad not great just is.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brettanomyces are very very very prevalent. A little too unbalanced on the tart side for my personal preference, but not bad

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Tschnab
4.19/5  rDev +10%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.3.13

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with an active light tan head that fades fast.

S - Brett, oak, lots of fruits. Slightly citrus, but apple and pear also.

T - Oaky and Brett mostly. The fruit is pretty much gone.

D - Good carbonation, light body with a dry finish.

O - Brett heavy, oak with a teasing nose. Dry in the mouth.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2007 vintage on tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Golden body, very slight haze. Very little head with no retention and hardly any lacing. Aroma includes pineapple, tangerine, candi sugar, peach, caramel, and maybe a hint of brett. Taste also has a little brett, faint. Some sweetness in the form of tropical fruit and some coming from the residual sugars and from the aged flavor of the beer. Could be disappointing to someone looking to pucker up. Other than that, the beer is certainly interesting and quite tasty.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Birdsal House in Peekskill, NY. Enjoyed a few months ago and reviewed from notes.

Pours dull dark orange amber, with no head or lace exhibited.

I get a minor musty forest floor nose.

More then moderatly sour. Sour apple, musty funkyness, deliciousness fully in evidence. Densely flavorful and intriguing brew. Belgian yeasty notes to boot. I'd like to see this widely available in bottles...c'mon Smutty whaddya say?

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a snifter. The brew appears a clear orange with white cap that is quick to fade. Some spotty lace sticks to the wall of the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is earthy with some fruity esters of funk and alcohol with earthy brett leather quality. Some oak and cheese is present. A nice mild aromatic mix of what you expect brett to smell like.

The taste is tart with fruity alcohol hints that blend into a bit of tropical rindy elements that is somewhat reminescent of hops but not really. Oak and earth strike the palate about mid way through with the finish being tropical and tart.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. This was a very mild and easily approachable brew. I could have tanked the entire 750 myself but friends were around to share in the experience.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of sitarist
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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