Smuttynose Bloom | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
44 Ratings
Smuttynose BloomSmuttynose Bloom
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Golden brewed with Edible Flowers

Added by Jason on 01-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
16.28%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

We had bottle #540 of the 950 made. This Belgian-style Golden Ale was brewed with edible flowers (yarrow, lavender, chamomile, rose buds, elderflowers, calendula, nasturtium and dianthus) and bottle conditioned in February 2013. In our books, this is less of a “Belgian” ale and more of a Gruit; a damn fine and unique one at that.

STYLE: Belgian Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Rich, bright amber; lively, foamy head

SMELL: Floral, lavender, herbal tea, bubble gum

TASTE: Light bodied, sweet bready grains, fruity, spicy, pithy, floral, lavender, chamomile, tangy, bitter herbs, earthy, dry

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Both the smell and taste start with familiar clove and spice flavors but then you get the floral notes to follow. The Belgian yeast spice flavor is nicely balanced with the edible flowers. It is almost like the floral flavors chance the belgian spice and give you just as much as you want without overloading.

A tremendous brew in my opinion and something I hope they do again next year.

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Smuttynose Bloom from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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