Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck | Trillium Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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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:
#3,392
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
135
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mini was growler was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a billowy head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice frothy lacing when the head reduced. It is a hazy golden straw yellow with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. More frothy lacing down the glass as the beer wad drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet pale malts, yeastiness, orange peel, lemon, grass, tangerine, spicy, apples, and pear.

Taste: Lemony, orange peel, tangerine, bready and sweet malts, vanilla, spicy, peppery, yeasty, some apple and pear.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, spicy, refreshing, tart, medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, and a little dry.

Overall: A nice and refreshing APWA. Mini growler is gone and hopefully the brewery has more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is delicious and looks and smells incredible. The rating should be much higher

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Photo of tigg924
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, yellowish-tan in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is peach, mango, orange, and light grapefruit rind. Sweet with slight bitterness, medium-light bodied, with moderate carbonation. The Small Bird series is perhaps my favorite of Trillium's lines and this one follows through with their excellence. Great beach beer. I could drink this one all night. Up in the top ten percent of Trillium beers.

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Photo of doremite
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
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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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is pretty mellow. A soft hop bitterness with some grapefruit notes. Beer opens bright. Hints of ruby red and citrus with a light, spritzy tartness and a subdued, bark-y hop backbone. Interesting. Drinkable. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly in the mouth and goes down lively and aggressive with a dry aftertaste.

The feel is the best part of this beer. Dry, drinkable and quenching.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Spigs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rizzy17
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

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

Photo of Dhamma73
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My growler hand labeled as 5.7%; hopped with Centennial and Citra; filled at brewery on 6/27/15; drank in tumbler glass on 6/28/15

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

Photo of muzzy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Small Bird Series: Stumpy Duck from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 135 ratings