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

Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & ISmuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I
BA SCORE
3.9/5
91 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of bonkers
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My cousin was kind enough to split this one with me, hazy orange pour, smallish head, no lacing. The aroma has some light funk. The flavor was mild, some citrus, funkiness. The carbonation was light, no alcohol, easy drinking. I was expecting more funkiness, but an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of u2carew
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle.
A) Pours with a finger thick head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Relatively clear rust orange body. No lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle woodsy - oak notes. A bit of a wet dog aroma. Overall not too aromatic.
T) Beneath the initial sour bite are notes of grapefruit, green apple, and nuts.
M) Medium-light body. Nearly zero carbonation. Drinks like a white wine. Dry in the finish.
O) A decent brew. My palate isn't acclimated to sours / brett beers so I am not a reliable review. Although I will say a very drinkable beer. Not too sour and still has some nice taste characteristics instead of a sucker punch to the face.

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Photo of Miamilice
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of russwbeck
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange pour with only hints of what was a white head. A slight amount of sticky lacing is noted. 3.5

A lot of Brett is noted here, unsurprisingly. But also some citrus and other tropical fruits. A nice malty undertone. 4

Certainly focused on the Brett, the taste otherwise is a bit mild. Some citrus, some oak like characters, malt, and sweet. I like the balance, but I wish something other than Brett took charge. 4

Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish is really dry and I found it to be quite drinkable. 4

I enjoyed this, but thought it was only slightly better than average. I wish it had another aspect to bolster what seems to be turning into a really nice experiment 3.5

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Photo of wcintula
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Curious to try this when I saw it on tap at Ginger Man.

Poured into a snifter the beer had almost no head and minimal lacing. Had a nose not unlike a dry white wine. The taste was dry, sour, tart and had a nice bready graininess in the back. Not a bad beer, but could be more visually enticing. Listed at the bar as 7% so I don't know what's up there.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer served on draft at CK, served in a snifter. Beer is yellow with a haze, thin white head small bubbles, some lacing, low retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet with a nice brett c character, or something similar to that, the malt doesn't come through at all.

Beer is light in body and sweet with a nice tropical fruit component, the finish is interesting but not too dry, the funk shows up late but it is well incorporated into the profile of the beer. I'd have it again.

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Photo of smutty33
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Walkinbeauty
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very hazy orange color with a very short white head and nothing really going in the lace department. A good swirl doesn't really raise anything either.

The nose carries some light earth and a touch of citrus and some tropical fruits. Light pineapple. A bit of black tea as well, though that is very faint. Flavor brings a pineapple-like acidity with some floral and earth characteristics. Acidity is light and a nice touch. Some faint cherry notes as it warms.

Light-medium body with low carbonation. Normally that wouldn't work for a saison, but here that touch of acidity helps carry the fruit and funk through. Quite nice.

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Photo of andylipp
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rpstevens
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Viciousknishs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jburchett
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of nathanjohnson
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap over at the Lion's Pride.

Pours a golden color with a tinge of orange and a bit of haze, good sized head and some sticky lacing.

Smell seems a bit musty actually, not really picking up much of the funky brett characteristics, has more of a spicy fruit aroma but definitely lacking in funk.

Taste is rather mild but this was the follow-up to the Oak Aged Maibock afterall, has a light malt taste with fruit in the background and earthy undertones, a crisp but soft carbonation works very well though.

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Photo of glid02
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours an opaque muddy golden color with a two-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with hints of funk and lighter hints of light fruit - mostly pears but with hints of citrus.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy and slightly spicy pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined midway through the sip by mild amounts of funk. Also joining in midway through the sip are faint citrus flavors and sweeter light fruit flavors that carry through to a slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass easily and could have another.

Overall this was a very interesting beer - somewhere in between an APA and BSPA with brett added. Worth a shot if you see it around.

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Smuttynose Short Batch #2 - Brett & I from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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