Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stumpy Duck is an easy drinking American Wheat Ale and part of our draft only, seasonal “Small Bird” series. Brewed with a high proportion of malted and flaked wheat, along with Columbus, Centennial, and Citra hops, this beer has a sweet, honey-like malt aroma that balances nicely with a pink grapefruit, floral, and pine hop character. Medium bodied finishing with flavors of sticky pine and sweet citrus.

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, White Wheat, Caramunich, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Mosaic, Columbus

YEAST: Trillium House English Ale

Added by JCTetreault on 02-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,384
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
144
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Photo of papposilenus
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 05/30/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a hazily translucent orange juice colour with busy carbonation and a scant finger of bubbly, fizzy head. Retention is OK, leaving a few spots of scattered lacing.

The smell is malty sharp and clean with sweet toasted cereal and aromatic spice.

Taste follows the nose, with toasted wheat germ, orange peel, and some sort of sweet, aromatic eastern spice I can't quite put my finger on. Earthy and dry, finishes with a little peppery wheat and grapefruit pith bitterness.

Feel is crisp, clean and semi-dry, medium-light bodied with prickly carbonation. The carbonation seems to out-gas fairly rapidly, though?

This is probably my favourite of the Little Birds. Even though each individual rating component isn't marked hugely high, I rated the overall relatively high because it all ties together into a well-crafted brew. A highly satisfactory beverage.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a orange yellow haze with thick foam and sticky lacing. Notes of sweet malt, citrus, hops, and pine. The taste is full malty hops with a beautiful sweetness, toss in some dryness and bitter notes and this is one amazing APA. Full light to medium beer, very smooth and clean, another world class Trillium beer.

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Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 144 ratings