Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short WeisseSmuttynose Short Batch #7 - Strawberry Short Weisse

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 09-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of glid02
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a lemon-yellow color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of candied strawberries - somewhat similar to a Starburst - with a good deal of citric tartness. There's also a bit of funk that evens things out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The strawberry flavors complement the smooth tart lemon flavors very well and do not overpower anything. Both flavors carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness for the style with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I went into this beer with high expectations and they were met. Well worth a shot.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
3.0% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Rochefort10NH for another exciting-looking brew. I love me some Berliners!

A - Hazed through entirely, this beer has a soft pale golden hue around the outside edges with a light apricot colored mass in the center. Tightly packed bubbles form a nice head but disappear to a ring of lacing-less foam shortly. Acidity more than likely being the culprit.

S - Hints of freshly picked, ripe, but not crushed strawberries floats out from behind the classic Berliner Weisse aroma. Gently sour mash and wet wheat with grainy pale malt finishes with a kiss of tartness for an earthy, rather simple aroma. The fruit certainly isn't forward but it, along with the traces of yeast ester spices, adds something special to the beer.

T - Harsh grainy pale malt, husky straw, and wet wheat push forwards past the meek strawberry nuances which linger in the background. Gentle spice esters from the yeast which can be found in the aroma are missing entirely in flavor; a flavor that, oddly enough, when burped up produces a smell of fresh fiberglass and plastic, taking me back to yacht shows with my Dad.

M - Biting carbonation strikes the tongue with force only to be followed by a harsh mineral feel and graininess; wheat's usually soft feel is absent from this light-bodied beer. The tart, almost sour acidic finish does well to redeem the unusually hard, harsh introduction to the feel of this Berliner.

O - It's no wonder why strawberries are infrequently used in beers; my consensus is they generally add very little to said beers, even when a beer is as stylistically plain as a Berliner. Strawberry Short Weiss doesn't stray from this argument with it's faint fruit notes but what is surprising is how aggressive the beer is. From the strong carbonation to the harsh flavor and feel, it could use quite a bit more wheat to soften out the rough edges but it's nicely tart finish is something to leave in tact.

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4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Sam's

Foggy pale straw with a little, creamy white head on top. Fresh strawberry aroma over some yellow cake, subtle dough, and general tartness. Lots of strawberries and berries in the flavor too. A clean sour quality, hints of wheat, and light body with a dry finish make an extremely refreshing beverage. Nothing terribly complex, but lots of flavor for such a light beer and never watery. This really hit the spot after a massive, meaty dinner. Glad I got to try it.

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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1/5  rDev -74%

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4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage on tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy body, dull yellow in color. No head but there are champagne-like bubbles suspended in the beer. Aroma is dominated by a lovely, mildly sweet strawberry, with some tart green apples. Taste is extremely tart with the same two flavors dominating. Quite mouth puckering, much more than expected. Delicious.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/13/09 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of tart strawberries and light malts, along with a little bit of wheat.

T: The taste is very sour with flavors of strawberries and citrus. There's a touch of wheat in the background and very little hops bitterness. The malt character is very thin as you would expect from a beer in this style. The after-taste is sour.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice mild and sour beer to drink for a while if you're looking for one outside of the Belgian styles.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Big pillowy head of 3 fingers fades semi slowly with clouds forming lots of layred lacing cloudy as hell with a tangerine orange color.

Nose just a bit of funk. Bready yeast, a light fluffy bready like sweetish cake thingy malt, a bit of fresh strawberry as well as a bit of tart strawberry like. The nice farmhouse like funk just sits in the background the whole time and gets stronger as it warms, bringing an earthy tannic like seed aroma or something.

Taste starts with tons of fresh strawberry, like fresh cut strawberries, strawberry juice, little tart strawberry, and even thawing frozen stawberries. Then light malty bready cake, a hint of vanilla gives it a vienna finger cake like taste that isnt too sweet either. Funk is def there with a nice light lacto like farmhouse funk and a great creamy sour tartness. It has a light strawberry seed taste with tannins. The finish is fairly dry bready, a definite wild funk limgering, but a bit yeasty tasting and a little watery, some lingering strawberry.

Mouth lighter bodied a little creamy, decnt carb, feels a bit watery.

Overall quite nice. Although i think i remember the first time i had it at Julians beer dinner to be a bit more sour and funky, but this is still delicious. Nose is a bit lagging but very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap tonight at the River Road Tavern Tap Takeover.
Came to my stool a fairly cloudy medium straw color with a tint of pink and without much head at all. The aroma is tart and lactic with a bit of strawberry sweetness to counter. Sour tart fruit mix with a bit of strawberry sweetness before a bit of plastic phenol flavor and funk come up to greet my palette. Medium body which is more than I was expecting for such a low alcohol brew. Moderate level of carbonation with a tart sweet mouthfeel. I'm glad I got to try this as its a pretty good beer. That said I'm glad I didn't rush over to buy $15 bottles of this at the brewery.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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