Smuttynose Star Island Single | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Star Island Single is an eminently sessionable, Belgian-style pale ale offering a beguiling mix of flavor and refreshment. This medium-bodied golden ale features a slight residual sweetness from Honey Malt and hints of citrus and tropical fruits from the unique Belgian yeast it is fermented with, leaving a crisp dry finish. Enjoy it sociably while you savor good times, tall tales, friendly company & life’s unexpected pleasures.

17.2 IBU

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 06-09-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
625
Reviews:
323
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Brewtaster34
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Fairly cloudy golden color.

Smell: At first you smell the spice then the fruit overall hard to pin down but a little sweet.

Taste: Similar to smell first the spices hit your tongue but quickly turns fruity. Not much of an aftertaste the flavors dissipate quickly.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light, but with plenty of flavor very crisp finish.

Overall: At first I really liked this beer but after having a few I'm not quite as high on it. Still a good beer tho not sure I would get a six pack but happy to have 3 in a smuttynose sampler. Unique but not stellar.

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mhaugo
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip. 4.7% ABV. There is a “best before” date inked on the glass, but it has been nearly worn off. The only number I can see is the year, which is “13”. I sure hope the rest of them call for out something in December.
Appearance: Brilliant, light amber. Only a thin ring of foam around the edges (3/5).
Aroma: Apples, cinnamon, and floral hops. Very simple bouquet (3/5).
Taste: This beer definitely features the characteristic cider quality of a Belgian Pale Ale in its base, but it’s very dialed back. I also pick up a bit of papaya and a whisper of hop flavor on the back-end (3.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium/light body, light carbonation (3.25/5).
Overall: Smuttynose claims that this beer is made as a “gateway beer” for people who are not into craft beer. Of all the Belgian Pales Ales that I’ve had that were dumbed down to cater to the the lowest common denominator, this is probably the best. I’m not crazy about the practice of neutering a style just to make it more approachable, but I’m also not in the business of selling beer. Ultimately it’s a nice, easy-drinking beer that I am absolutely passionless about (3.25/5).

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jifigz
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into this weird chalice glass that I found buried in the dirt in my yard. It is a pretty badass glass.

The appearance is very, very effervescent and bubbly and a golden hue. The head built up quickly and died almost instantly. The aroma of the beer is malty sweet and candy like with just hints of spice. The beer is a little colder than I would like. It was in my trunk overnight and the temperature got down to about 39 F so it is pretty chilled. The taste is very, very light and pretty much nonexistent. It is certainly a session ale as it is light in flavor and in alcohol. The lingering flavors after the swallow are just pure candy sweetness. The MF is very thin and watery with a touch too much carbonation.

This beer is okay but it is certainly very forgettable.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Smuttynose Star Island Single from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 625 ratings.
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