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Vunderbar | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made for taking a break from the Sturm und Drang of modern life, this elegantly refreshing pilsner was created with German malt balanced with the spicy tang of Czech Saaz hops. The bread and biscuit flavors of the grain are topped with the floral character of the Noble hop, which may just get you to shimmy into your favorite lederhosen, bust into a quick schuhplattler and loudly proclaim, “Das ist Vunderbar!” Prost! 33 IBU (AKA - Short Batch #11)

Added by Bierman9 on 08-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,063
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
516
pDev:
11.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains, some light grass, and a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with cereal grain, crisp, mostly clean.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale lemony-straw, good clarity with a strong visible sense of carbonation. 1 finger off white head holds rather nicely with a fair show of lacing on the demise.

S: Nose is neutral, no hops nor grainy character that im picking up on. Damp and disappointing.

T: Damp and grainy character, but more like a pseudo-craft blonde style flavoring. A pinch dry, bready with some floral hops, not at all spicy with some lemon peels coming on the close out.

M: Light bodied, good tingle of carbonation, slippery smooth texture with a floral bite of hops.Again wishing for some distinct rough grainiess.

O: Overall a bit dry, lacks that distinct grainy and czech hop character, some bitterness but the proof is in the malting and this misses out per style.

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3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear, pale gold with a thick white head that recedes slowly.

S: Aromas of grain, minerals, crackers, biscuits, lemon, grass, herbs, and honey present themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, grass, honey, and herbs are fleeting in the mouth, as they are overpowered by flavors of crackers and minerals. The finish is brief and oddly bland-notes of honey, grass, lemon, and biscuit are just barely detectable.

M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body and not all that dry, especially when compared to traditional examples of the style. Carbonation is far too airy, gentle, and unobtrusive for a lager of this sort. Taken as a whole, this beer feels sort of underpowered.

O: This pilsner was promising to start, but went completely downhill really fast. As far as German pilsners go, this one is seriously lacking in depth and complexity. Smuttynose can do far better and so can fans of this style.

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3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Best by 12/19/13. 12oz bottle poured into a flute. Pours a hazy straw-yellow; huge fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are subtle and full of malts. There's a decent breadiness to this one. Flavors match the nose. It's really not that flashy and more straight forward. Lots of grass and hints of lemon peel. This one isn't spicy either. It's a little more on the sweeter side. It's crisp and refreshing though. The mouthfeel is nice; it's pretty fluffy and creamy; moderate carbonation. Easy drinking.

This isn't bad, but it's almost boring for a style that alot of people find boring to begin with. I personally love a good pilsener, and I can appreciate this one, but it didn't truly grab my attention. It's just okay.

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3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 516 ratings
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