Smuttynose Vunderbar | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Vunderbar
BA SCORE
60.9%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 511 ratings
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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:
#23,582
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
511
Liked:
311
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 511 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of Wizzle32
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgraz51
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blaze5445
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gory4d
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of goochpunch
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with a barely there head. Smells of huge herbal, grassy hops. Very straight forward pils malt aroma and clean yeast. Subdued hop flavor with hardly any balancing bitterness. Crisp pale malts. Slightly sweet. Very gentle carbonation. Light to medium body. This is tasty and super clean, but it needs more character.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duhast500
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams stang glass.

The color is a cloudy yellow with two fingers of foamy white head with some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is has a malty aroma with some grains here in the nose. There is pronounced barely aroma here that makes me picture cereal grains. There is some teases at wheat here but then eases into a slight citrus aroma with some lemon and hints or coriander.

The taste is citrus fruit flavor that is the staple here. There is a slight grainy flavor that is pushed aside before there is a great lemon flavor that comes out with a touch of tangerine and some slight pear. The end of this beer has a slight push of bitterness but is mostly wrapped in some dry bready flavor.

The feel of this beer is light and is crisp with a nice drinkable feel that goes down easy. There is a real smoothness to this beer that drinks like a session beer but leans a little over the line into a heavier beer.

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Photo of tbeer40
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PGRADY
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw colored and with a slight haze. White foam to crown this beer that lasts and hugs the glass to the very end. Nose is soft pils malt, with a a cheeky little peppery herbal from hops. Some spice to tickle the nose. Taste is vibrant. That soft and graceful malt rolls over the palate with a light touch of fine golden sweetness. The hops are leafy and herbal, peppery and lean onto the palate only whimsically with a very slight bitterness to take you in to a clean and dry finish. Pils malt is a wry touch breaddy at the swallow and this beer was VUNDERBAR!

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Photo of JustOneMorePlz
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rallyr32
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maz
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuddyZ
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Some people love Smuttynose but I have yet to drink a quality beer from them. This toasts like a water down MHL with a bit of a Halloween type aroma.

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Photo of my_knew_craft
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ranger7
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy gold. Small head of bubbly white. Decent lacing.
S: grassy, floral, slight hop scent.
T: very similar to the smell. Balanced, with an almost floral aftertaste.
F: medium, with some carbonation.
O: very drinkable Pilsner. Nothing super special, but it does a nice job. Would have it again.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Vunderbar from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60.9% out of 100 with 511 ratings
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