Alter Ego | Smartmouth Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
smartmouthbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beer-A-Lot on 11-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of arcorey243
4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mfilchock
4.61/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As near to the classic Saison from the US. With DuPont considered by many to be the best, this is very good. Others are north coast brewing Le Merle and Heavy Seas' Red Sky at Night when they brew it.

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Photo of rwill2001
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of theroguebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Outtabbq
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJStout83
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTB
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of weissy50
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ProstMasterson
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bodah80
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Smartmouth Brewing Company. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Has a nice, fruity taste and good body. An across the board above average Saison.

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Photo of SeanShank84
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm really particular about saisons, and this one's great. Alter Ego has just the right texture and subtly citrusy flavor that I expect from beers of this kind.

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Photo of tvljr
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breardon1776
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love me some farmhouse ales. This one is good. Def a little pepper and spice. Great color and texture.

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Photo of dmking
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an orange-gold color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, creamy, long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, spices, and some Belgian yeast.

T: Tasted of yeast, light malt, spices (cloves), citrus (lemon), the typical saison funk and a slight bubblegum tinge as well. The flavor with this beer really shines in the finish when the the citrus and other sweet elements come out. Generally very tasty.

F: A high amount of carbonation with a smooth, yet lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole this is a well made, easy to drink saison. Light, refreshing, and vibrant.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Alter Ego from Smartmouth Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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